BLACK, George
(Service number 6/2545)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 18 April 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Mercer, Waimate
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G. Black (father), C/- W.G Napier, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medla, Victory Medal
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 14 August 1918 Age 23
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference I. O. 8
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; St Augustine Church War memorial; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

George Black was the son of Mr and Mrs George Black, of Tabletop, Hakataramea.

George's great nephew, J Ware, recounted: "His nephew,Bernard Black told me he was escorting two Germans, who had surrendered, when he was shot by a sniper. George’s name is recorded in The Scottish National War Memorial. This is located in Edinburgh Castle."


Cenotaph Sep 2013; SCRoll web submission from J Ware, 16-20 March 2016

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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