(Service number 83797)

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Date 10 May 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 22 May 1917 Age 25 years
Address at Enlistment 9 Hatton Street, Timaru
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience City Rifles Volunteers
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs P. WHEELER (aunt), 9 Hatton Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 32-37½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Not good bodily & mental health. Slight defect(s) but not sufficient to cause rejection. No fits. Varicocele (small). D.A.H. Hallux Yalgus left foot. Class C2.

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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 4 March 1954 Age 61 years
Place of Death 16 Grey Road, Timaru (residence)
Notices Timaru Herald, 5 March 1954
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 56, Plot 1057
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Mark Williams, born on 10 May 1892 at Timaru, was the son of Walter and Susan (née Fisher) Williams.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0122925) [26 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs); Timaru Herald, 14 December 1898, 23 December 1899, 22 December 1906, 21 February 1908, 26 December 1908, Press, 6 February 1935 (Papers Past) [26 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 5 March 1954 (Timaru District Library) [29 August 2016]

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