BRIGHT, William Frankland
(Service number 16819)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Warrant Officer Class 2 (Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant)


Date 1 March 1905 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 93 Shirley Rd, St Albans, Christchurch
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience Timaru Port Guards
Marital Status Married, 1 child
Next of Kin Mrs Isabella Bright (wife), 545 Cashel St, Linwood, Christchurch
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Military Forces, Home Service Section

Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 March 1917 Age 29
Place of Death Featherston Military Camp, Featherston
Cause Run over by a motor car
Memorial or Cemetery Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Rd, Featherston
Memorial Reference 721
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of John and Jemima Bright (see Shead); husband of Isabella Florence Bright (nee Morrison) of 116 Beresford St, New Brighton, Christchurch; father of Ellen Olga Bright born 1912


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Databse (Oct 2013)

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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