FRISBY, William Miller
(Service number 21812)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 19 November 1893 Place of Birth Ashburton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gammack Street, Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Ann FRISBY (mother), 46 Gammack Street, Temuka
Religion Church of England
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 7th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
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

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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 24 September 1937 Age 43 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 135, Plot 737
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Miller Frisby was born to Emma Frisby and brought up by his grandparents, Arthur and Sarah Ann (Ann, née Corbett) Frisby. He was educated at Milford School near Temuka. W. M. Frisby left Timaru with the South Canterbury quota of the 16th Reinforcements on 3 May 1916.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 May 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 May 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [21 May 2019]; Timaru Herald, 2 May 1916 (Papers Past) [02 August 2016]

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