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Full Name: George Counsellor Willetts
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): George Counsellor
Surname: Willetts
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/737
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: George Willetts (father), Hokitika, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Hokitika, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Tahiti or Athenic
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 780
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 31 May 1915
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Grave Reference: III. C. 9.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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