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Full Name: William John Maker
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William John
Surname: Maker
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 9/1332
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Maker (mother), care of Prince Bell, Clyde Street, Balclutha, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Balclutha, New Zealand
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Special Squadrons
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 28
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 478
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, No. 1 Company
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 9.
Biographical Notes: William Maker was the son of William and Margaret Maker, of Barr St., Balclutha, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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