DINES, George William
(Service number 23/38)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 15 June 1894 Place of Birth Mount Cook, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G.W Dines (father), Box 133, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Advance Party, 1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship A Company
Date 18 September 1915
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 15 September 1916 Age 22
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie Primary School War Memorial; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library)?; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

George William and his twin brother John Henry were the sons of George William & Elizabeth Ann Dines, of Fairlie


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (November 2014); Web submission by S Rainey, 23 April 2020; "GEORGE WILLIAM DINES – Fairlie War Memorial leads a grandson to claim a descendant’s WW1 medal for his grandfather" on Medals Reunited NZ at

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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