(Service number 74407)

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Date 27 June 1889 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Painstown, Waimate
Occupation Grocer's assistant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret SUTHERLAND (mother), Pianstown, Waimate
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 39th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Sutherland was the son of David St Clair Wemyss and Margaret (née Mitchell) Sutherland. He was probably educated at Waimate, where the family was living 1893. His brother John Sutherland also served in World War I, and his oldest brother David St Clair Wemyss Southerland was listed in the Reserve Rolls, he being married with children.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 April 2019]

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