William John Birdsall Unknown date of birth - Died 22 June 1915 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number13/232 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Trooper AWMMAuckland Mounted Rifles AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Whangateau, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationJ.B. Birdsall, Whangateau, Rodney, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number13/232 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMMVessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMMTrooper AWMM; Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM; Main Body AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Trooper 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 namePieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM Grave referenceA. V. 5. AWMM Memorial nameMatakana War Memorial (King George war memorial statue), Matakana Wharf Reserve, Matakana Road, Matakana, New 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=22311425Further Reference 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.