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Full Name: Charles William Hensman Bould
Rank Last Held: Warrant Officer Class 1
Forename(s): Charles William Hensman
Surname: Bould
War:
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 9
  • 1/445
  • 10/4439
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 11 April 1878
Place of Birth: Pahautanui, New Zealand
Religion: Anglican
First Known Rank:
  • Corporal
  • Warrant Officer
  • Sergeant Major
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Labourer
  • Packer
  • Packer
Next of Kin:
  • Thomas Bould, Johnsonville Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Georgina Bould (mother), Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Georgina Bould (mother), Main Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Married
  • Married
Enlistment Address:
  • Pahautanui, New Zealand
  • Waterloo Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Waterloo Road, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Physical Description:
  • Height: 5 foot 8.5 inches
  • Weight SA: 8 stone 12 pounds
  • Weight WW1: 10 stone 12 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
Enlistment Date:
  • Unknown
  • 9 August 1914
Age on Enlistment:
  • 26
  • 42
Military District:
  • Wellington
  • Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • 1st Contingent
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • 1st Contingent, 1 Company
  • 5th (Wellington) Regiment, B Company
  • 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date:
  • 21 October 1899
  • 12 August 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Waiwera
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui
Destination:
  • Cape Town, South Africa (23 November 1899)
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 28
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Other Units: 2nd Contingent
Campaigns:
  • Samoa 15 August 1914 - 22 March 1915
  • Western European 1916
Military Awards:
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
  • Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
  • New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
  • New Zealand Volunteer Service Medal
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 27 September 1916
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:
  • Charles Bould was the son of Georgina Bould and the husband of Emmie Mae Russell (nee Bould) who in WW1 was recorded as living at 27 Plunket St., Kelburn, Wellington.
  • Instructor for Maxim gun for 2nd Contingent
  • Invalided to New Zealand on SS Kumara from Capetown 28 August 1900.
  • Married Emmie Mae Trezise in 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
Sources Used:
Previous Military Experience:
  • Wellington Guards
  • 5th Wellington Regiment
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