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Full Name: William Lewis Illingworth
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): William Lewis
Surname: Illingworth
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/2010
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Australia
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mrs O. Illingworth (mother), Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date: 4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Footnotes: Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number: 26
Page on Nominal Roll: 32
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 13 August 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France
Grave Reference: I. W. 15.
Biographical Notes: William Illingworth was the son of Mrs. S. J. Illingworth, of Martindale Rd., Heathcote Valley, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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