PARKER, William
(Service number 15957)

Aliases Willie
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 26 October 1886 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hunt Street, Timaru
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs PARKER (mother), care of Mrs R. Best, Heaton Street, Timaru
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 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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

Farm labourer


Date 10 July 1955 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
Memorial Reference Soldiers Avenue, Block 2, Plot 305
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas

Biographical Notes

William Parker was the son of William and Mary Parker, of Timaru. He was educated at Waimataitai School, Timaru Main School after a spell at the Christian Brothers School (where?), and from Main to the Industrial School. His father died in 1915. At the time of his death he was residing at Tokanui, Southland. Is William Parker, 15957, the W. Parker recorded on the Cave Memorial Wall as having served?


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 April 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 April 2019]; Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill headstone image (Invercargill City Council) [23 April 2019]

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