INKSTER, Herbert Michael
(Service number 11/1447)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Bombardier|
|Date||16 April 1896||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Farm Road, Northland, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Lawrence INKSTER (father), Farm Road, Northland, Wellingtom|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Mounted Rifles|
|Date||14 August 1915|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Artillery|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||27 June 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||24 October 1969||Age||73 years|
|Place of Death||Kaitoke|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Herbert Michael Inkster was born on 16 April 1896 at Waimate, the second son of Laurence and Levina (Lavinia, née Tregoning) Inkster. His early education was probably at Waimate. In 1907, a few months before the family moved to the Wellington area, he was admitted to Cust School. Herbert was a clerk for the USS Company at Wellington when he enlisted, naming his father as next-of-kin – Laurence Inkster, Farm Road, Northland, Wellington. He was single and living at home. Trooper H. M. Inkster embarked with the Wellington Mounted Rifles of the 6th Reinforcements per the “Tofua” on 14 August 1915. Leaving from Wellington he headed for Suez, Egypt.
Returning Draft No. 251, the “Pakeha”, with 1355 on board, including 11/1447 H. M. Inkster, was due to reach Wellington on about 30 May 1919. Herbert Michael Inkster married Elizabeth Isabella Newman in 1919; they divorced ten years later. He died on 24 October 1969 at Kaitoke, aged 73 years. His brother, James Lawrence Inkster, and several cousins served in World War One – Herbert Inkster (24523), Robert James Inkster and Edwin Clifford Inkster.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 August 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 August 2021]; School Admission record (Waimakariri Branch NZSG) [08 August 2021]; Evening Post, 15 May 1919 (Papers Past) [09 August 2021]
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