STRUTHERS, Herbert Lewis
(Service number 63442)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 3 October 1895 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clarendon, Otago; Puketoi Street, Pahiatua
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married.
Next of Kin Mrs Lizzie N. STRUTHERS (wife), Clarendon; Fairlie; Rural Delivery, Milford, Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
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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 32nd Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 24 June 1970 Age 74 years
Place of Death Milton
Memorial or Cemetery Fairfax Cemetery, Milton
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Herbert Lewis Struthers was the youngest son of Henry and Rosa Harriet (née Rapsey) Struthers. Herbert was educated at Fairlie and Hazelburn schools. He was a ploughman at Pahiatua when he was called up. Herbert had married Lizzie Nairn Grey on 8 June 1916 at Masterton. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, he reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. His older brother James Brackenridge Struthers enlisted for World War I..Alexander Francis Struthers, who was called up in 1918, was probably his brother.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 November 2019]; Fairfax Cemetery reference [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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