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Full Name: Edward Griffith Bristed
Rank Last Held: Second Lieutenant
Forename(s): Edward Griffith
Surname: Bristed
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/1786
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: A.H. Bristed (father), 62 River Road, Avonside, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 62 River Road, Avonside, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 78
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 3 December 1917
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes: Edward Bristed was the son of Son of Arthur Henry and Kate Bristed, of Christchurch, New Zealand. Previously wounded at Gallipoli.
Archives NZ source:
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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