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Full Name: William Hugh Meates
Forename(s): William Hugh
Surname: Meates
Also Known As: Bill
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 7/2077
First Known Rank: Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment: Bushman
Next of Kin: W.A. Meates (father), Eldon Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Embarkation Date: 8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 37
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 21
Page on Nominal Roll: 9
Biographical Notes: Husband of Ellie; father of Jim (served in Korea and Malaysia); Patsy, Bill (448357) and Kevin
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: New Zealand Herald, 21 April 2002. Obituary for his son Jim Meates
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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