(Service number 15886)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Corporal


Date 10 July 1895 Place of Birth Hunter, Makikihi, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 4 May 1916 Age 20
Address at Enlistment Hunter, Makikihi, New Zealand
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. Engelbrecht (Aunt), 67 Russell Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Fit for service

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European (Somme)
Service Medals British War Medal, 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

14 February 1917 - Admitted to No.7 General Hospital, St Omer, France - Mumps;  1 December 1917 - Wounded in action - remained with unit; 29 December 1917 - Slightly wounded - remained on duty;  28 January 1918 - Admitted to Field Hospital - lost index finger

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 March 1918 Age 23
Place of Death Somme France
Cause Killed In action
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013];  NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 871 8633 709 125481 293) [11/11/2013];

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