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Full Name: Charles Frederick Caterer
Rank Last Held: Quartermaster Sergeant
Forename(s): Charles Frederick
Surname: Caterer
Also Known As: Charlie Caterer
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/738A
First Known Rank:
  • Trooper
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Unknown occupation
  • Traveller
  • Commercial traveller
  • Commercial traveller
Next of Kin:
  • F.J. Caterer (father), Riddiford Street, Wellington South, New Zealand
  • F.C. Caterer (father), Riddiford Street, Wellington South, New Zealand
  • F.J. Caterer (father), Riddiford Street, Wellington South, New Zealand
  • T.J. Caterer (father), Riddiford Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • Main Body
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • Wellington Mounted Rifles
  • Permanent Quartermasters' Staff.
  • Ship's Permanent Quartermaster's Staff
  • Headquarters Staff, Ship's Permanent Staff, Quartermaster's staff
Embarkation Date:
  • 16 October 1914
  • 26 July 1917
  • 8 February 1918
  • 17 August 1918
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Orari or Arawa
  • Ulimaroa
  • Ulimaroa
  • Ruahine
Destination:
  • Suez,Egypt (3 December 1914)
  • Plymouth, England
  • Liverpool, England
  • London, England
Nominal Roll Footnotes:
  • Ex Main Body.
  • Returning to duty.
  • Returning to duty.
Nominal Roll Number:
  • Vol1
  • 69
  • 78
  • 90
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • 117
  • 22
  • 3
  • 3
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Wounds and Diseases: Wounded at Chunuk Bair on 10 August 1915.
Biographical Notes:
  • After originally embarking for the Middle east with the Main Body, Caterer returned to New Zealand. He was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant and served as Permanent Quartermaster's Staff with three subsequent embarkations. The first ship was the Waitemata, which sailed 14 July 1917; the second ship was the Ulimaroa, which sailed on 8 February 1918; and the third ship was the Ruahine, which sailed on 17 August 1918.
  • The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection contains a letter (MS 1061, folder 1, item 8) written by Caterer's friend , Ernest Edward Jolly (11/738), while convalescing at St Patrick's Hospital, Viletta, Malta, where he describes the events that led to them both being wounded in action at Gallipoli.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Jolly, Ernest Edward. Papers, 1915 - 1937. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1061.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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