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Full Name: Nathan Newton Gullery
Forename(s): Nathan Newton
Surname: Gullery
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 6/1303
  • 10/3450
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1889
Place of Birth: New Zealand
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Miss Amy May Gullery (sister), 124 Duchess Crescent, Hastings, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: French Pass, Nelson, New Zealand
Enlistment Date: 27 October 1914
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation:
  • 2nd Reinforcements
  • 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date:
  • 14 December 1914
  • 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
  • Willochra or Tofua
Destination:
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 288
Campaigns:
  • Samoa
  • Gallipoli
  • Egypt
  • Western Front
Military Awards:
  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal (1914-1920)
  • Victory Medal
Wounds and Diseases: Lost a leg on the Western Front in 1916
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: April 1952
Age at Death: 62
Year of Death: 1952
Cemetery Name: Picton Cemetery, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grave Reference: lawn, Block 3, Plot 18
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Mary Jane and Thomas James Gullery. Family associated with D'Urville Island, French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, Picton.
  • Three sons, brothers served in WW1 Nathan Newton Gullery (10/3450), James Henry Gullery (26/668) and Lawrence Gullery (12385) who died 12 October 1917, family believe at Passchendaele.
  • Champion axe-man before enlistment
  • Served New Zealand 137 days; overseas 2 years 325 days total 3 years 97 days
  • Married Miss Florence Edna Hope in 1922, daughter of Dougall and Martha Hope of French Pass
  • After discharge he returned to Marlborough Sounds and fished from a boat improvised to accomodate his wooden leg
Postwar Occupation:
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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