(Service number 32870)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||2 June 1884||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||George Street, Oamaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs John S. GLOVER (sister), George Street, Oamaru; later Island Stream, Maheno|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||19th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||8 May 1918||Reason||No longer physically fit for War Service (Effects of Gas & Otitis).|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 April 1956||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Oamaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Oamaru Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block 217, Plot 6|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Maurice was born on 2 June 1884 at Timaru, the elder son of Alexander William and Mary (née Dore) Maurice. His father who was born in France died in September 1897 at Oamaru. His mother remarried in 1907 and died in 1916. William was educated at Oamaru Middle School, and spent his last few months at Oamaru North School. He received a second class Attendnace Certificate in 1891 at the Middle School. In 1893 William received a prize in the Junior Division of the Emmanuel Sunday School.
William Maurice was an engineer, residing at Oamaru, when he enlisted. His next-of-kin was his sister May, Mrs John S. Glover. May’s husband, John Smith Glover, was killed in action in France in 1918. In 1919 William married Clarice Evelyn Hope Grenfell. His younger brother, Leonard, also served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 September 2020]; School Admission record (Oamaru Branch NZSG) [29 September 2020]; Oamaru Cemetery burial record (Waitaki District Council) [29 September 2020]; North Otago Times, 18 December 1891, Oamaru Mail, 23 January 1893 (Papers Past) [29 September 2020]
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