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Full Name: Horatio Spinks
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Horatio
Surname: Spinks
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/4032
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: B.T. Spinks (father), Owaka, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 10th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D 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: 19
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 5 October 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference: II. F. 244.
Biographical Notes: Horatio Spinks was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Spinks, of Owaka, Balclutha, 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:
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