(Service number 49599)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alexander Caldwell (father) Otipua Timaru New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment,  C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport HMNZT 85, Willochra
Embarked From Wellington New Zealand Destination Devonport England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 December 1917 Age 24
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference Polygon Wood Cemetry Zonnebeke West- Vlaanderen Belgium/ Grave Reference - F.16
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Beaconsfield/Otipua War Memorial; Southburn School War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Charles Caldwell was the son of Alexander and Ellen Caldwell of Otipua Timaru New Zealand


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database;

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