EVANS, William Thornhill
(Service number 2/2610)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank


Date 19 September 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 120 North Street, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William EVANS (father), Flour-miller, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Reinforcements
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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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 5 January 1970 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Purewa, Auckland; ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Ashes Vault, Plot 0VI
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Thornhill Evans was born on 19 September 1895 at Timaru, the son of William and Elizabeth Bain (née Morton) Evans. His father, William Evans, a flourmiller of Timaru, was his nominated next-of-kin.

W. T. Evans, 2/2610, of Timaru, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. He died on 5 January 1970, aged 74 years. He was cremated on 8 January at Purewa and his ashes buried in the Ash Vault at Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; Purewa cremation record [30 June 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery burial record (Auckland Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]

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