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Full Name
William Cargill
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Cargill
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
15699
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Baker
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Cargill sen. (mother), Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
15th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
26 July 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
37
Page on Nominal Roll
21
Campaigns
Messines
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
7 June 1917
Age at Death
32
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes
  • William Cargill was the son of Martin and Jemima Cargill, of 24, Buick St., Petone, Wellington.
  • His brother, Robert Cargill (26035), also died in World War 1.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Additional Information
New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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