CARPENTER, William George
(Service number 76174)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 November 1895||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Date||(1) 15 July 1915; (2) 12 September 191||Age||(1) 19 years 8 months; (2) 21 years 10 months|
|Address at Enlistment||(1) C/o George Carpenter, Draper, Timaru; (2) King Street, Timaru|
|Occupation||(1) Drapers assistant; (2) Draper|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||(1) Single; (2) Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||(1) George CARPENTER (father), Timaru; (2) Mrs Helen Cecilia CARPENTER (wife), King Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 5 inches. Weight 140 lbs. Eyes dark brown. Hair dark brown. Tattoo W G C back of left forearm.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||31 August 1959||Age||63 years|
|Place of Death||Napier|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Wharerangi Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Section 27, Plot 5|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William George Carpenter was born on 17 November 1895 at Dunedin, the younger son of George and Amy (née Brinn) Carpenter. He was educated privately and at various schools, including Kaikorai in Dunedin, Tasman St in Nelson, Central Nelson, and Brooklyn in Wellington. Private W. G. Carpenter had passed the medical examination and left for Palmerston North on 14 July 1915. But he was underage. In 1915 he married Helen Cecilia Lyons. The following year, both William and his older brother, Thomas Brinn Carpenter, were listed on the South Canterbury Reserves Roll – William a warehouseman at Temuka and Thomas a draper in Timaru. And in 1917 William again enlisted.
He died on 31 August 1959, aged 63 years, and was buried in Wharerangi Cemetery in the Napier district.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 July 2002]; Timaru Herald, 14 July 1915 (Papers Past) [19 July 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 July 2020]; School Admission records [23 July 2020]; 22 July 2020]; Wharerangi Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Napier City Council) [23 July 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [23 July 2020]
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