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Full Name
Edward James Priest
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Edward James
Surname
Priest
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
44152
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Sawmill hand
Next of Kin
J. Priest (father), Baxter's, Otira Line, Greymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Reinforcements G Company (part)
Embarkation Date
5 April 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Devon
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
59
Page on Nominal Roll
17
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
29 March 1918
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France
Grave Reference
V. B. 14.
Biographical Notes
Edward Priest was the son of John and Catherine Priest, of Baxters Siding, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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