AULD, William Robert
(Service number 6/403)

Aliases Enlisted as William AULD. Known as Willie.
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 10 October 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment North Street, Timaru
Occupation Draper
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William AULD, North 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
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan; Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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

Post-war Occupations


Date 16 August 1963 Age 69 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Auld was the son of William and Agnes Auld, of Timaru. Willie was educated at Timaru Main School. Private W. Auld, of the Territorials, was one of many keen and determined applicants at the Drill Shed on 11 August 1914. He was not one of those rejected, mostly for defects to the teeth and one or two on account of height; he passed the medical exanimation and was sworn in. The successful applicants were liable to be called up at any moment, and it was quite probable that they would leave Timaru in a matter of days for the central camp at Christchurch as part of the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment's quota. He was one of eleven employees of the Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Association who were bade farewell and each presented with a fountain pen and either a wristlet compass or a collapsible drinking cup. William married Ina Marion Berry in 1922. was a war pensioner at death. No record on Auckland WMM Cenotaph Database.


NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 March 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [22 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 12 & 14 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014; March 2020]

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