(Service number 36414)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 25 September 1884 Place of Birth Sutherlands

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Sutherlands
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss Maggie CHISHOLM (sister), Sutherlands, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 Reinforcements G Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 4 September 1958 Age 73 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 23, Plot 111
New Zealand Memorials Sutherlands War Memorial - Also served

Biographical Notes

William Chisholm was the sixth son of William and Isabella (née Sinclair) Gillies, both of whom hailed from Scotland, and a twin of Alexander Chisholm. His brother John Sinclair Chisholm also served in World War I; and two others enlisted - James and Gillies..


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 April 2019]; Pleasant Point Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 April 2019]

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