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Full Name
William Robson Staub
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
William Robson
Surname
Staub
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
39907
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Despatch clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs E. Staub (mother), 554 Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date
2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Corinthic
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
57
Page on Nominal Roll
34
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
12 October 1917
Age at Death
20
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
NZ Apse, Panel 7
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Jacob Alfred and Elizabeth Louise Staub, of Fortunatus St., Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, Wellington.
  • The following notice appeared in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 12 December 1917, p. 209: 'Will anyone knowing anything of 39907 Rfm. W.R. Staub, B Coy., 2 NZRB, reported missing on October 12, kindly communicate with his brother, 39906 Rfm. A. Staub, 3 NZRB NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex.'
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
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