RUTHERFURD, William Selwyn
(Service number 270982)

Aliases RUTHERFORD in some records
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 6 June 1889 Place of Birth Timaru, South Island

Enlistment Information

Date 3 September 1918 Age 29 yrs
Address at Enlistment Duncan's Station, British Columbia
Occupation Surveyor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William & Florence RUTHERFURD, Duncan's Station, British Columbia
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 6 feet. Chest measurement 38 inches, 3+ inches expansion.

Military Service

Served with UK Armed Forces Served in Air Force
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Date 25 May 1919 Age 29 years
Place of Death Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Cause Illness
Memorial or Cemetery Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Waimataitai School War Memorial (as RUTHERFORD S. W.),

Biographical Notes

William Selwyn RUTHERFURD, maybe known as Selwyn, was the son of William and Florence Ada (nee GREEN) RUTHERFURD. He was born on 6 June 1889, at Tiimaru. William was educated at Waimataitai School. He enlisted for WWI on 3 September 1918 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Actually William was conscripted rather than enlisting. His service was in Canada.


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