CARBIS, Charles Wesley
(Service number 72032)

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Date 24 February 1905 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Well borer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs T. SCOTT (mother), 36 Harris Street, Waimate, South Canterbury
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 37th Reinforcements A Company
Date 9 May 1918
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 November 1937 Age 55 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Free Ground, Plot 000321
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles Wesley CARBIS was born in 1882 in New Zealand, the son of James Thomas and Mary ann Srevens CARBIS, who came from Cornwall. Mary Ann died in 1886 and James Thomas in 1913. Annie Jane CARBIS, a sister of Charles, married Thomas SCOTT in 1903, and she is believed to be the next-of-kin for Charles. Annie may have brought up Charles after their mother's death. A nephew of Charles, Albert Victor John CARBIS, of Waimate, died of wounds in WWII.


Cenotaph Database [05 August 2014]; Waimate Old Cemetery burial records (Waimate District Council) [05 August 2014]

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