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Full Name: William Holditch Radcliffe
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): William Holditch
Surname: Radcliffe
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/2078
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Millie Radcliffe (mother), Mauriceville West, Masterton, New Zealand
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
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 33
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 15 September 1916
Age at Death: 18
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 Radcliffe was the son of William and Minnie Radcliffe, of 59 Esplanade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
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: http://www.cwgc.org
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