(Service number 23/1669)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||1 October 1893||Place of Birth||Monimail, Fife, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o H. E. McGowan, Willowbridge, South Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||T. HERD (father), Willowbridge, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||15 August 1971||Age||77 years|
|Place of Death||Oamaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Oamaru Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block 189, Plots 6/7|
|New Zealand Memorials|
David Herd was born on 1 October 1893 at Monimail, Fifeshire, Scotland, the son of Thomas and Catherine (Kate, née Anderson) Herd. David was a scholar at home at Knockhill, St Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1901, with his parents and three younger sisters. He was a farm hand at Willowbridge, South Canterbury, when he enlisted, nominating his father, T. Herd, Willowbridge, as next-of-kin. Casualty List No. 601, published in June 1917, listed Corporal D. Herd among the wounded. His father was then living at Totara Valley.
David and his parents were at Ardgowan near Oamaru with his parents by 1919. Some time after he married Anne Seath Wilkinson, also from Fifeshire. It may be that he returned to Scotland to marry Anne. They had twin sons born in 1923. David Herd died on 15 August 1971 at Oamaru and Anne in 1977.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 August 2020]; Oamaru Lawn Cemetery burial records (Waitaki District Council) [17 August 2020]; 1901 Scotland census return (ancestry.com.au) [17 August 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [17 August 2020] Timaru Herald, 23 June 1917 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]
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