WILLIAMS, George Trezise
(Service number 77041)

Aliases Birth may be registered as George Frazier Williams.
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Date 8 November 1897 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 12 December 1917 Age 20 years 1 month
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr George WILLIAMS (father), 88 Evans Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 149 lbs. Chest measurement 31-35 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. 4 months off work with pleurisy. "We are of the opinion that practical(?) training would benefit this man more than office work."

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Date 6 May 1976 Age 80 years
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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Trezise Williams, born on 8 November 1897 at Timaru, was the son of Cornish parents, George and ann Williams. Young George was baptized in St Mary's Anglican Parish, Timaru..His primary education was at Waimataitai School. George T. Williams was granted a Senior Free Place at the Timaru Technical School by the Department of Education, when the school opened for the 1913 session on 10 March 1913.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0122769 [14 November 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 November 2017]; Timaru Herald, 21 December 1906, 12 October 1912, 10 March 1913, 15 October 1913, 20 October 1914, 27 October 1915, 11 May 1916, 9 February 1918, 10 April 1918, 3 July 1919, 17 June 1920, Otago Daily Times, 4 December 1917, Press, 4 December 1917, 3 August 1927, 26 December 1930, 15 January 1931, 23 December 1942 (Papers Past) [16 November 2017]; Baptism record (St Mary's Timaru records held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 November 2017]

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