(Service number 26523)
|Aliases||Born Herbert Samuel|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||15 August 1897||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||Mill Road, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Arthur INKSTER (father), Waimate, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||32nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||21 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||30 October 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||3 May 1958||Age||60 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Area S 1B, Plot 290|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Herbert Inkster was born, as Herbert Samuel Derrick, on 15 August 1897 at Dunedin. He was, it appears, born to Sarah’s sister and brought up by Sarah (née Derrick) and Arthur Inkster. Herbert was a clerk residing at Mill Road, Waimate, when he enlisted, naming his father as next-of-kin – Arthur Inkster, Waimate, Canterbury. Private H. Inkster embarked with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment of the 32nd Reinforcements per the “Manganui” on 21 November 1917. Leaving from Wellington he headed for Liverpool, England. He returned to New Zealand by the “Cordoba” which was expected at Wellington on 30 August 1919.
Herbert married Rita Violet Emmeline Dunkley in 1928. He died on 3 May 1958 at Christchurch and was buried in Ruru Lawn Cemetery. Rita died in 1975. His mother Sarah died in 1938 and his father Arthur in 1939, both buried at Waimate. Several cousins of Herbert served in World War One – Robert James Inkster, Edwin Clifford Inkster, James Lawrence Inkster and Herbert Andrew Inkster.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 August 2021]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [08 August 2021]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [08 August 2021]; NZ Times, 12 August 1919 (Papers Past) [07 August 2021]
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