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Full Name: Daniel William Pierce
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Daniel William
Surname: Pierce
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/2073
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Ploughman
Next of Kin: Mrs Emily Pearce (mother), Ebony, near Ashford, England
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 32
Campaigns: Messines
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 7 June 1917
Age at Death: 38
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: V. A. 5.
Biographical Notes: Daniel Pierce was the son of W. C. and Emily Pierce, of Hayse Cottage, Ehany, Ashford, Kent, England.
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: 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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