COLVILLE, Cecil Frederick
(Service number 24/1620)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Fred COLVILLE (father), Tinwald, Ashburton
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 3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Tahiti or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 November 1916 Age
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Ermentieres, Nord, France
Memorial Reference III. B. 5.
New Zealand Memorials Ashburton War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Cecil Frederick Colville was the first-born of Frederick and Sarah Jane (née Collins) Colville. His brother Percival Lawrence Colville also served in World War One. Cecil came from Eketahuna School to Temuka School and then moved to Waimate School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 October 2016]; CWGC [21 October 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 October 2016]; School admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG)

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