WILLIAMS, Aubrey Lewis
(Service number 4/193a)

First Rank Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 26 April 1880 Place of Birth Wellington

Enlistment Information

Date 14 November 1914 Age 34 years 6 months
Address at Enlistment Wellington
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience Battalion Auckland NZ
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Harold W. WILLIAMS (brother), ...., Petrograd, Russia
Medical Information height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 11 stone 1 lb. Chest 36 inches, expansion 1¾ inches. Vaccinated - as a child & 10 years ago. Good physical development. No martks indicating congenital pecularities or previous disease. No slight defects. .

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZFE
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZE

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan; Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date 31 August 1917 Reason Struck off strength.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 22 July 1961 Age 81 years
Place of Death Porirua
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Crematorium, Wellington
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Aubrey Lewis Williams was the third of the seven sons of Rev. William James and Alice Mary (née Hosking) Williams, of Sumner, Christchurch. He was educated at Timaru Main School, when his father was the Wesleyan minister at the Bank Street Church in Timaru; having come fron East Christchurch School and leaving Main to go to Auckland in 1891. Five of his brothers served in World War One - Bertram Victor who was killed in action in 1917 at Messines, Hugh Hoskyn, Owen Wallis, Sydney Lory, and the oldest, Harold, who was a wa scorrespondent.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0122602) [05 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [March 2014]; Evening Post, 19 November 1914, Southland Times, 11 August 1916, Press, 12 August 1916, Auckland Star, 3 October 1916 (Papers Past) [06 May 2016; 04 & 05 May 2017]

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