WHYTE, William Corrie
(Service number 47379)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 3 August 1890 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 16 Clyde Street, Timaru
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James Heron WHYTE (father), 16 Clyde Street, Timaru; 136 Church Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 20 January 1965 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Corrie Whyte was the second son of James Heron Whyte and his wife, Annie (Ann) née Deavoll. He enlisted as William Corrie White. W. G.[sic] Whyte was in the draft of South Canterbury men who left for Trentham on 20 February 1917.

William married Vera Alison (Allen) Joll in 1919. His brother, Robert Holmes Whyte, was killed in action in 1917 at Passchendaele.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 August 2020]; Purewa Crematorium record [30 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 20 February 1917 (Papers Past) [28 August 2002]

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