HALSTEAD, Charles Cecil
(Service number 48855)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. J. HALSTEAD (father), Three Springs, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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 Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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 10 February 1918 Age 23 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium; Memorial Pleasant Point Cemetery (parents' plot)
Memorial Reference Pleasant Point - General Section; Row 21; Plot 180
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie War Memorial; Pleasant Point School Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Walter James & Eliza Anne HALSTEAD, of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury. Charles was probably (Halstead, C. G.) among the men of the South Canterbury quota of the 27th Reinforcements who left Timaru for Trentham by the express on 7 March 1917. Before leaving they were entertained at afternoon tea by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society.


Cenotaph Database [20 October 2013]; CWGC [21 October 2013]; TDC headstone image, Pleasant Point Cemetery [30 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 6 March 1917 (Papers Past) [16 September 2014]

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