PARKER, William Stavers
(Service number 23101)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 6 November 1890 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin H. PARKER (father), Cliffbrook, Cave, via Timaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcemnets, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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

Farm manager


Date 19 April 1925 Age 35 years
Place of Death Military Hospital, Christchurch
Notices Press, 21 April 1925
Memorial or Cemetery Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block AN2, Plot 25
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Stavers Parker was born on 6 November 1890 at Christchurch, the youngest son of Herbert and Anne Margaret (née Whitham) Parker. The family had been farming at “Cliffbrook”, Cave, for some years before William enlisted, and that was the address of his father, his nominated next-of-kin. W. S. Parker, 23101, 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. After the war, the family moved to Fendalton, Christchurch. William died on the 19 April 1925 at the Military Hospital, Christchurch and was buried at Waimairi Cemetery. (The burial record names him as William Steven Parker.)


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; Waimairi Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919, Press, 21 April 1925 (Papers Past) [27 & 30 June 2020]

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