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Full Name: William Cargill
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William
Surname: Cargill
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 15699
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Baker
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Cargill sen. (mother), Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 15th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 26 July 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 37
Page on Nominal Roll: 21
Campaigns: Messines
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 7 June 1917
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes:
  • William Cargill was the son of Martin and Jemima Cargill, of 24, Buick St., Petone, Wellington.
  • His brother, Robert Cargill (26035), also died in World War 1.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Additional Information: New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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