William Scott Rarity

From auditor to soldier.

William Rarity, 1915.William Scott Rarity was originally from Scotland and joined the Audit Department in March 1915 as a Cadet.

He joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, aged 19, in August 1918. William was sent overseas on 8 November 1918, arriving in the United Kingdom after the war had ended. In the United Kingdom, he worked with the New Zealand Army Pay Corps, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 1 August 1919.

William was discharged in May 1920 and was awarded the British War Medal.

On his return to New Zealand, he resumed working for the Audit Department as an Audit Examiner, Class VII.

In the 1940s, William served as an Audit Inspector, Samoa.

He was an Audit Examiner, Clerical One, in Wellington at the time of his retirement in 1955.

William died in Wellington on 21 August 1981.