DAVIE, William
(Service number 43915)

First Rank Company Sergeant Major Last Rank


Date 2 August 1891 Place of Birth Dunipace, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 9 Rathmore Street, Timaru
Occupation Draper
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin A. DAVIE (father), 9 Rathmore Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Manganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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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



Date 2 May 1947 Age 55 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Tiro Tiro Cemetery, Levin
Memorial Reference Block 30, Plot 26
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Davie was the third son of Alexander and Agnes (née Mitchell) Davie. He was at home with his family at Bridge House, Falkirk, Stirlingshire in 1901. Some time after, the family migrated to New Zealand. The 24th Reinforcements - W. Davie included - left Timaru for Trentham by the second express on 5 January 1917. They were entertained by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society in Miss Read’s Stafford Tea Rooms. The 2nd (S.C.) Regimental Band was in attendance and Senior Cadets formed a cordon at the Strathallan Street crossing.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; 1901 census return ( [16 August 2019]; Levin Cemetery records [15 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 5 January 1917 (Papers Past) [07 January 2014]

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