STRINGER, William Edwin
(Service number 32398)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 5 July 1897 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S. A. STRINGER (mother), Geraldine, Canterbury
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 21 November 1959 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 170, Plot 651
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Edwin Stringer was born on 5 July 1897 at Geraldine, the son of James and Sarah Ann (née Burnham) Stringer. William was only 19 years old when he embarked on 15 November 1916. Draft 211 - the troopship “Briton” - with over a thousand men aboard including Private W. E. Stringer, of Geraldine, was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. William married Marjorie Florence Melita Susannah Gilbert in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 September 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [01 September 2020]; Sun, 23 January 1919 (Papers Past) [20 December 2015]

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