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Full Name
Nathan Newton Gullery
Forename(s)
Nathan Newton
Surname
Gullery
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 6/1303
  • 10/3450
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1889
Place of Birth
New Zealand
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Miss Amy May Gullery (sister), 124 Duchess Crescent, Hastings, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
French Pass, Nelson, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
27 October 1914
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
  • 2nd Reinforcements
  • 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
  • 14 December 1914
  • 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
  • Willochra or Tofua
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
288
Campaigns
  • Samoa
  • Gallipoli
  • Egypt
  • Western Front
Military Awards
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases
Lost a leg on the Western Front in 1916
Place of Death
New Zealand
Date of Death
April 1952
Age at Death
62
Year of Death
1952
Cemetery Name
Picton Cemetery, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grave Reference
lawn, Block 3, Plot 18
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Mary Jane and Thomas James Gullery. Family associated with D'Urville Island, French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, Picton.
  • Three sons, brothers served in WW1 Nathan Newton Gullery (10/3450), James Henry Gullery (26/668) and Lawrence Gullery (12385) who died 12 October 1917, family believe at Passchendaele.
  • Champion axe-man before enlistment
  • Served New Zealand 137 days; overseas 2 years 325 days total 3 years 97 days
  • Married Miss Florence Edna Hope in 1922, daughter of Dougall and Martha Hope of French Pass
  • After discharge he returned to Marlborough Sounds and fished from a boat improvised to accomodate his wooden leg
Postwar Occupation
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum