William John Birdsall Unknown date of birth - 22 June 1915 Key details Contribute › Service number13/232 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMTrooper AWMMAuckland Mounted Rifles AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam John AWMM SurnameBirdsall AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number13/232 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMWhangateauNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJ.B. BirdsallWhangateauRodneyAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 October 1914 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number13/232 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMMHMNZT 8 HMNZT 12 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 16 October 1914 - 3 December 1914Arrived - 3 December 1914 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMMain Body AWMMAuckland Mounted Rifles AWMMStar of India or Waimana AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMTrooper AWMMAuckland Mounted Rifles AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › William Birdsall was the son of John Bowden Birdsall and Isabel Birdsall.William is commemorated on the Matakana District war memorial. The inscription reads: 'This monument was erected by public subscription as a thanksgiving to almighty God for peace and victory and in memory of the men of this district who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Their Duty Nobly Done. December 1919'His rank is recorded as Private on the memorial. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death20 AWMM Date of death22 June 1915 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of death Death notesMalta to Gallipoli AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePieta Military CemeteryMalta AWMM Grave referenceA. V. 5. AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameMatakana War Memorial (King George war memorial statue)Matakana Wharf ReserveMatakana RoadMatakanaNew Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William John Birdsall by laying a poppy. Gordon Murray Birdsall Walter Simpson Birdsall William John Birdsall James Birdwood Vincent Birkbeck Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William John Birdsall Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22311425Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 56 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.