Katikati e-memorial for soldiers who left from Katikati to serve in World War One

A project completed in association with the Katikati Returned Services Association.

Information kindly researched and provided by P.R.Lascelles NZEF Research Service with additional material provided by local families.

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Serial No.1 2/474
Rank Driver (on embarkation)
Full Name Ernest Hunter CARTER
Status/Occupation Single / --
Body Main Body, NZEF
Unit New Zealand Field Artillery
Last Address Russell Terrace, Wellington
Next of Kin Sarah Carter, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
WW1 Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star
British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked 2 Embarkation on 16th October 1914
aboard either HMNZT 07 (ss Limerick)
and HMNZT 12 (ss Arawa)
and disembarked 3rd December 1914 at Alexandria, EGYPT
Casualty List 3 No
Roll of Honour 4 No
Notes The first contingent of men who embarked for Egypt to serve with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force were called the "Main Body"

The trip from New Zealand to Egypt followed;
Hobart 21st October 1914
Albany (Western Australia) 28th October 1914
Columbia (Ceylon) 15th November 1914
Aden 25th November 1914
Suez 1st December 1914
Alexandria 3rd December 1914
1. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
2. Studholme, J. Some Records of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force
3. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - List of Casualties
4. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Roll of Honour

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