McINTYRE, William
(Service number 112)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 November 1886 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date 17 August 1914 Age 27 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment Australia
Occupation Tramway employee
Previous Military Experience Cadets - one year. Discharged at own request
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs L. McINTYRE (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion Church of England
Medical Information height 5 feet 7½ inches. Weight 15 stone 7 lbs. Chest measurement 44-46 inches. Complexion ruddy. Hair light brown

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Battalion
Unit, Squadron, or Ship A Company
Date 19 October 1914
Transport Hororata
Embarked From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William McIntyre was born on 8 November 1886 at Pleasant Point and baptised there, the eldest son of John and Letitia (née Cochrane) McIntyre. Along with his brothers and sisters, William was educated at Pleasant Point School. On 17 August 1914 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, William attested for service with the Australian Imperial Forces. He was a tramway employee, single and of Church of England affiliation. He had served one year with the Cadets, being discharged at his own request, He named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs L. McIntyre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand. His father had died in 1905.

William McIntyre, 112, embarked with the 6th Battalion, A Company on 19 October 1914 at Melbourne, per the “Hororata”. He was deemed fit for active service, but it appears that Private McIntyre saw no service as he was not eligible for war medals. What became of William? Did he return to New Zealand? A younger brother, Albert McIntyre, served with the New ZealandForces.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 April 2021]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 April 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 April 2021]

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