McNICHOLL, William John
(Service number 53059)

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Date 27 August 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 408 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne
Occupation Plasterer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George McNICHOLL (father), Thomas Street, Timaru
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Date 13 May 1973 Age 79 years
Place of Death Masterton
Memorial or Cemetery Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton
Memorial Reference Row W, Plot 56
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John McNicholl was born on 27 August 1893 at Timaru, the eldest son of George and Harriett (née Tavener) McNicholl, and was baptised on 26 September 1893 at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru. He was educated at Waimataitai School. A plasterer and single, he was residing in Gisborne when he enlisted and named his father as next-of-kin – George McNicholl, Thomas Street, Timaru.

He married Lila Muriel Haxton in 1924. William died on 13 May 1973 at Masterton, aged 79. Lila died in 1977. They are buried together in the Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton. His brother, George McNicholl, served in the war.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 March 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 March 2021]; Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG transcription) [14 March 2021]; Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, headstone transcription [14 March 2021]; Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, burial record (Masterton District Council) [14 March 2021]

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