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Full Name
William John Stone
Rank Last Held
Captain
Forename(s)
William John
Surname
Stone
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
6/1990
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Unknown occupation
  • Foreman carpenter
Next of Kin
  • Mrs Blanche Stone (wife), Reservoir, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Mrs Blanche Stone (wife), Reservoir, Nelson, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Married
  • Married
Enlistment Address
  • Murchison, New Zealand
  • Unknown address
Military District
  • Canterbury
  • Unknown military district
Body on Embarkation
  • 4th Reinforcements
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • Canterbury Infantry Battalion
  • 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date
  • 17 April 1915
  • 15 November 1916
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
  • Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Footnotes
Ex 4th Reinforcements.
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 45
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 698
  • 10
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
13 October 1917
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference
XXI. C. 8.
Biographical Notes
William Stone was the son of James E. and Sarah Stone, of Nelson, New Zealand; husband of Blanche Letitia Stone, of Pigeon Valley, Wakefield.
Description of Image
Portrait, from newspaper, provided by Peter Millward
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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