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William Risk

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  • Service number
    11/600 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant AWMM
    Wellington Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, The image of William in uniform was given to the Museum at the same time as a similar photograph of Harold McFarlane was supplied. It is not known what the connection between the two men was other than that both of the photographs were in the same Risk family collection. The inscription on the reverse of the photograph reads: 'First cousin of Eleanor Mauanui Nairi (nee Whisker.). The original photograph is in the Museum Library. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Risk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11/600 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1888 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Sanson, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Raetihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Risk (mother), Raetihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11/600 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 6 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Orari or Arawa AWMM
    Lieutenant AWMM
    Wellington Mounted Rifles AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant AWMM
    Wellington Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs N. Risk, of Raetihi.

    Lieutenant Risk was killed in action in the second assault on Hill 60 on 28 August 1915. He was initially reported as being wounded in action. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    27 AWMM
  • Date of death
    28 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Special Memorial. 32. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, new Sandon School, Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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