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Full Name
Charles William Hensman Bould
Rank Last Held
Warrant Officer Class 1
Forename(s)
Charles William Hensman
Surname
Bould
War
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 9
  • 1/445
  • 10/4439
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
11 April 1878
Place of Birth
Pahautanui, New Zealand
Religion
Anglican
First Known Rank
  • Corporal
  • Warrant Officer
  • Sergeant Major
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Labourer
  • Packer
  • Packer
Next of Kin
  • Thomas Bould, Johnsonville Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Georgina Bould (mother), Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Georgina Bould (mother), Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Married
  • Married
Enlistment Address
  • Pahautanui, New Zealand
  • Waterloo Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Waterloo Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 8.5 inches
  • Weight SA: 8 stone 12 pounds
  • Weight WW1: 10 stone 12 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
Enlistment Date
  • Unknown
  • 9 August 1914
Age on Enlistment
  • 26
  • 42
Military District
  • Wellington
  • Wellington
Body on Embarkation
  • 1st Contingent
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • 1st Contingent, 1 Company
  • 5th (Wellington) Regiment, B Company
  • 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
  • 21 October 1899
  • 12 August 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Waiwera
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui
Destination
  • Cape Town, South Africa (23 November 1899)
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
28
Page on Nominal Roll
7
Other Units
2nd Contingent
Campaigns
  • Samoa 15 August 1914 - 22 March 1915
  • Western European 1916
Military Awards
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
  • Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
  • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
  • New Zealand Volunteer Service Medal
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
27 September 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
  • Charles Bould was the son of Georgina Bould and the husband of Emmie Mae Russell (nee Bould) who in WW1 was recorded as living at 27 Plunket St., Kelburn, Wellington.
  • Instructor for Maxim gun for 2nd Contingent
  • Invalided to New Zealand on SS Kumara from Capetown 28 August 1900.
  • Married Emmie Mae Trezise in 1915
Archives NZ source
Further References
New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
Sources Used
Previous Military Experience
  • Wellington Guards
  • 5th Wellington Regiment
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