COMER, Frederick William
(Service number 6/2899)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date *1893 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Post Office, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Richard Bevan COMER (father), Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt 
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

13 October 1917 admitted to hospital in France, suffering from gunshot wound in thigh - severe case.

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 April 1968 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematoriu, Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick William Comer was the elder son of Richard Bevan and Louisa (née Gibbs) Comer.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 February 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 February 2017]; Timaru Herald, 1 November 1917 (Papers Past) [26 February 2017]

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