BLACK, Harold William
(Service number 7/1961)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 6 April 1893 Place of Birth Pareora

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Otipua, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. R. BLACK (father), Otipua, 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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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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



Date 25 August 1965 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1H, Plot 3C
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Harold William Black was born on 6 April 1893 at Pareora, the son of James Roger and Annie Fergusson (née Coulter) Black. He was educated at Pareora West School, leaving there for Adair in January 1907. H. W. Black passed the medical examination at Timaru in September 1915 and was sworn in for service at the Front. Harold married Lavinia Ethel Mary Pratt in 1928.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [27 September 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [27 September 2020]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [27 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 14 September 1915 (Papers Past) [26 September 2020]

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