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Full Name: George William Byres
Rank Last Held: Sapper
Forename(s): George William
Surname: Byres
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 59315
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Telegraph cadet
Next of Kin: Mrs M. Byres (mother), Wellington Road, Marton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 32nd Reinforcements Divisional Signalling Company
Embarkation Date: 22 November 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 95
Vessel: Willochra
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 75
Page on Nominal Roll: 25
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Engineers
Place of Death: Havrincourt, France
Date of Death: 18 September 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: III. B. 14.
Biographical Notes: George Byres was the son of William and Marie Byres, of Wellington Rd., Marton, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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