BACON, William Oliver Haylock
(Service number 11600)

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Date 22 January 1893 Place of Birth Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mrs Cameron, Timaru Road, Waimate. Also E. LAW (friend), 8 Merry Street, Waimate
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Naomi BACON (mother), 30 Northgate St, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, England
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 12th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 1 May 1916
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Permanent disabilty?

Post-war Occupations



Date 21 December 1966 Age 73 years
Place of Death Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin (ashes scattered)
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Oliver Haylock Bacon was the son of Jabez Nathan and Naomi (née Haylock) Bacon. In 1901 William was at home in England with his parents, the only child. He returned to New Zealand in March 1919 per the "Athenic". In 1919 he married Edith Law, probably the friend who was a next-of-kin. Edith died in 1972.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; Andersons Bay Crematorium records (Dunedin City Council) [16 March 2019]; Sun, 8 March 1919 (Papers Past) [11 March 2019]

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