REGAN, William
(Service number 47080)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 30 August 1894 Place of Birth Orari Bridge, Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. REGAN (father), Orari Bridge, Geraldine, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 June 1970 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 11, Plot 177
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Regan was the son of William and Margaret Regan. He enlisted after his call up in 1916. Several of William's siblings died young. His brother John died of wounds in 1916 in France. William returned to New Zealand in May 1919 per the "Carpentaria". He married Olive Maytel Henderson in 1927.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 April 2019]; Rurur Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription; Sun, 3 May 1919 (Papers Past) [08 April 2019]

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