Edger Lewis Acker

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 1 July 1888, Makarewa, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 15 September 1916, Longueval, Somme, France
  • Killed In Action 15 September 1916, Somme, Northern France
  • Last rank Rifleman
  • Service number 26/655
  • Served In 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 33rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
  • Next of Kin Mr Oliver Acker (father), Tuatapere, Waiau, Southland
  • Pre-war occupation Bushman
  • ReligionBaptist
  • Enlisted12 October 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 42 or HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44, Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua, departed 5 February 1916, Wellington.
  • BuriedNorthern France
  • RememberedCaterpillar Valley Memorial Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal
Notes

Medals were sent to Mr Oliver Acker.  Edger Lewis Acker is also recorded as 'Edgar Lewis Ackers' and his parent's last names are recorded as 'Ackers'