HUSBAND, William Joseph
(Service number 38854)

First Rank Sergeant Major Last Rank Sergeant Major


Date 26 April 1888 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Milford, Temuka
Occupation WWI Soldier
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G. HUSBAND (father), Milford, Temuka
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 25th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 1 December 1969 Age 81 years
Place of Death Temuka
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 263, Plot 32
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Joseph Husband , born, on 26 April 1888 at Temuka, was the only son of George and Fanny Elizabeth (née Uden) Husband. He married Malvina Alice Sanders on 23 April 1919 at St Peter's Church, Temuka.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 January 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [13 January 2017]

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