(Service number 6/450 )
|First Rank||Sergeant Major||Last Rank||Sergt Major|
|Date||26 December 1878||Place of Birth||England|
|Date||14 August 1914||Age||36|
|Address at Enlistment||James St, Kensington, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||South African War, 1899-1902|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. Edmonds (wife) The Newlands, Hassall St, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Btn|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With||British Army (21 yrs); 2nd South Canterbury Company|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Egypt, Balkans (Gallipoli)|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||15 July 1946||Age||68|
|Place of Death||Ashburton|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of John and Mary Ann Edmonds.
William was married on 10 October 1914 by special licence to Nellie Beatrice Swain at St Marys, Timaru. He recieved a gunshot wound to the thigh at Gallipoli on 2 July 1915 at Cape Helles. He was sent home to NZ in April 1916. He continued to serve as a recruitment officer in Timaru.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); NZ Births, Deaths, and Marirages at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/; Archives New Zealand: Paperspast at paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/; 1881 UK Census available via ancestry.com
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG; Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG
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