OTTLEY, George Albert
(Service number 73516)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 25 January 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. BATCHELOR (sister), Mill Road, Waimate
Religion Methodist
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 38th Reinforcements, D Company
Date 5 June 1918
Transport Remuera
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, 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 29 September 1977 Age 84 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Albert (Ablett) Ottley was born on 25 January 1893 at Waimate, the second son of Reuben and Annie Jane (née Lack) Ottley. His father died in 1904 and his mother in 1909. He was a shepherd at Waimate when he was called up and enlisted. G. A. Ottley, of Waimate, returned home in Draft 211, with over a thousand men aboard, per the “Briton” which was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. George lived his entire life in the Waimate district, dying at Waimate on 29 September 1977, aged 84 years. he was buried at Waimate.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 September 2020]; Admission records (South Canterbury Branch) [12 September 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [12 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 25 January 1919 (Papers Past) [08 September 2020]

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