CHRISTMAS, Harry Williamson
(Service number 6/4010)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 30 November 1885 Place of Birth Milford, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James CHRISTMAS (father), Piarere, Waikato
Religion Anglican
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 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
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

Gunshot wound to left leg- some permament disability

Post-war Occupations



Date 11 February 1962 Age 76 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Papakura Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Harry Williamson Christmas was the son of James and Fanny Christmas. He was educated at Milford School near Temuka. Private H. W. Christmas was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Papakura Cemetery record [15 August 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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