WW1: New Zealand Army

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William (Willie, Will) Christopher Utting
B.9 May 1890 in Port Albert, Rodney, Auckland, New Zealand
D. 1 Aug 1972 in Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand
Relationship to me: Nephew of wife of 2nd cousin 1x removed of husband of 1st cousin 3x removed, related to the Abercrombie family and via them to my parental Hyde family

Military: William was drafted in 1914 (at age 24) as a Private into Main Body Auckland Infantry Battalion. Reg. No. 12/260. After quick basic training, was shipped to Egypt 16 October 1914. Then to Gallipoli April 1915. The Auckland Infantry Battalion was then absorbed into 1st New Zealand Brigade and shipped off to France and the Western Front April 1916.

I do not know whether William went to France after Gallipoli, however he was back in New Zealand on 25 April 1917 when he got married, so I am assuming he returned home after Gallipoli.