McPHEDRAN, William Neil
(Service number 55608)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 15 June 1884 Place of Birth Oxford, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Agriculturist
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin D. T. McPHEDRAN (brother), Geraldine
Religion Presbyterian
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 30th Reinforcements, F Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 23 February 1946 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 4, Plot 163
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Neil McPHEDRAN was the son of Duncan and Catherine McPhedran. He was educated at Darfield and Fairview schools.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 November 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 november 2017]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 november 2017]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [14 November 2017]

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