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Full Name: Charles Walter Allan Lilley
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Charles Walter Allan
Surname: Lilley
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 38414
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Mill hand
Next of Kin: Mrs Jane Lilley (mother), Omanawa Falls, Tauranga, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Regiment, A Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 76
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 5
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Le Cateau, France
Date of Death: 1 October 1918
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Biographical Notes: Charles Lilley was the son of Walter and Jane Lilley, of Omanawa Flats, Tauranga, New Zealand. Born in New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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