WILLIAMS, Roland Sinclair
(Service number 32412)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 12 June 1896 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss E. M. WILLIAMS (sister), care of T. WILLIAMS, Tinwald, Canterbury
Medical Information

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 10th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

Military Medal (MM) - for gallantry during the severe fighting in May 1918

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

Gassed on one occasion and slightly on another (prior to August 1918).

Post-war Occupations



Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Roland Sinclair WILLIAMS was a son of Edward and Fanny (nee HAYMAN) WILLIAMS. When he enlisted, Roland was living at Pleasant Point where he was engaged in farm work. He was employed for some time with Mr J. Norton of Prospect Farmer, by whome he was highly respected.


Cenotaph Database [11 April 2014]; Timaru Herald, 7 August 1918 (Papers Past) [11 April 2014]

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