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Full Name: Edward James Priest
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Edward James
Surname: Priest
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 44152
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Sawmill hand
Next of Kin: J. Priest (father), Baxter's, Otira Line, Greymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements G Company (part)
Embarkation Date: 5 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 81
Vessel: Devon
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 59
Page on Nominal Roll: 17
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 29 March 1918
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France
Grave Reference: V. B. 14.
Biographical Notes: Edward Priest was the son of John and Catherine Priest, of Baxters Siding, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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