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William George Riley

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Riley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    539177 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1910 AWMM WaihiWaihi AWMM
    Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 July 1942 AWMM 1A Weston Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kathleen Rhoda Riley (wife), 1A Weston Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    539177 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 8 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Omnibus Driver AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Ischaemic heart disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 18 March 1946 AWMM
    End of War AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mother was Amy Florence Riley (nee Taylor), who was born in England.

    Father was William George Riley, who was born in New Zealand.

    Had previous military experience of 3 years with the Territorials and rose to the rank of Sergeant.

    After the war he was Foreman of the motor trimming department at VW Motors Otahuhu then operated his own trimming business in Mt Roskill. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 June 1985 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block M, Row 33, Plot 076 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Auckland 1200 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 105 AWMM
    • Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
      Cemetery register no. 36058 AWMM