STEAD, Armit Willard
(Service number 49290)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 8 August 1897 Place of Birth Tapanui

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 57 Cargill Street, Dunedin
Occupation Bookseller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Allan STEAD (father), 11 Fritz Street, Timaru
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 28th Reinforcements, Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
Date 24 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry

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Post-war Occupations



Date 25 November 1966 Age 68 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA Section, Area 233, Plot 25
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Armit Willard Stead was the younger son of Allan and Eleanor (Nellie, née Starford) Stead. Armit, his brother Walter and sister Mavis were all educated at the Timaru Main School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2017]

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