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Full Name: William Robson Staub
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): William Robson
Surname: Staub
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 39907
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Despatch clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Staub (mother), 554 Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date: 2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 80
Vessel: Corinthic
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 34
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference: NZ Apse, Panel 7
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Jacob Alfred and Elizabeth Louise Staub, of Fortunatus St., Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, Wellington.
  • The following notice appeared in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 12 December 1917, p. 209: 'Will anyone knowing anything of 39907 Rfm. W.R. Staub, B Coy., 2 NZRB, reported missing on October 12, kindly communicate with his brother, 39906 Rfm. A. Staub, 3 NZRB NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex.'
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
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