WILLETTS, Albert John Morse
(Service number 8/1859)

Aliases Enlisted as Albert John WILLETTS. Known as Bert.
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 28 January 1890 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Dee Street, Oamaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin (1) C. WILLETTS (father), Dee Street, Oamaru; (2) Charles WILLETTS (father), Dee Street, Oamaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) 4th Reinforcements; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Otago Infantry Battalion; (2) 10th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date (1) 17 April 1915; (2) 4 March 1916
Transport (1) Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo; (2) Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination (2) Suez, Egypt
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

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 27 February 1950 Age 60 years
Place of Death (Waimate)
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 178, Plot 44
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert John Morse Willetts, known as Bert, was the oldest son of Charles Obed and Christina Clark (née Cottrell) Willetts. He was educated at Papakaio and Oamaru South schools. His younger brothers, Arthur Henry Willetts and Edwin Percy Willetts, both served in World War I. The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds an autograph album containing an entry by Willetts while he was convalescing at No. 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, England, in June 1918. [ref. Cenotaph Database]


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