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Full Name: William Alfred Ottaway
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): William Alfred
Surname: Ottaway
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/2351
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Apiarist
Next of Kin: W.A. Ottaway (father), Fernside Farm, Featherston, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron
Embarkation Date: 29 February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 46
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 23
Page on Nominal Roll: 10
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 9 January 1917
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: A. 174.
Biographical Notes: William Ottaway was the son of William Alfred and Kate Ottaway, of Sussex, England.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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