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Full Name
William Clement Augustus Cornes
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
William Clement Augustus
Surname
Cornes
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
24/386
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
W.T. Cornes (father), Waihi, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Waihi, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
151
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
30 September 1916
Age at Death
23
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
William Cornes was the son of William John and Charlotte Cornes, of Muirs Reefs, Te Puke, Auckland. Native of Te Aroha, Thames.
Description of Image
Portrait from the newspaper
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Further References
360 photographic view, Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. URL: http://www.todayisfree.com/360-173-New-Zealand-monument-173
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

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