EVANS, William Thornhill
(Service number 2/2610)
|First Rank||Gunner||Last Rank|
|Date||19 September 1895||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||120 North Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William EVANS (father), Flour-miller, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Reinforcements|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||5 January 1970||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Purewa, Auckland; ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland|
|Memorial Reference||Ashes Vault, Plot 0VI|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Thornhill Evans was born on 19 September 1895 at Timaru, the son of William and Elizabeth Bain (née Morton) Evans. His father, William Evans, a flourmiller of Timaru, was his nominated next-of-kin.
W. T. Evans, 2/2610, of Timaru, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. He died on 5 January 1970, aged 74 years. He was cremated on 8 January at Purewa and his ashes buried in the Ash Vault at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; Purewa cremation record [30 June 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery burial record (Auckland Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]
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