(Service number 112)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||8 November 1886||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Date||17 August 1914||Age||27 years 8 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Australia|
|Previous Military Experience||Cadets - one year. Discharged at own request|
|Next of Kin||Mrs L. McINTYRE (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||height 5 feet 7½ inches. Weight 15 stone 7 lbs. Chest measurement 44-46 inches. Complexion ruddy. Hair light brown|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Battalion|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||A Company|
|Date||19 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||Destination|
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William McIntyre was born on 8 November 1886 at Pleasant Point and baptised there, the eldest son of John and Letitia (née Cochrane) McIntyre. Along with his brothers and sisters, William was educated at Pleasant Point School. On 17 August 1914 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, William attested for service with the Australian Imperial Forces. He was a tramway employee, single and of Church of England affiliation. He had served one year with the Cadets, being discharged at his own request, He named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs L. McIntyre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand. His father had died in 1905.
William McIntyre, 112, embarked with the 6th Battalion, A Company on 19 October 1914 at Melbourne, per the “Hororata”. He was deemed fit for active service, but it appears that Private McIntyre saw no service as he was not eligible for war medals. What became of William? Did he return to New Zealand? A younger brother, Albert McIntyre, served with the New ZealandForces.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 April 2021]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 April 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 April 2021]
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