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William Risk

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11/600 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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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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  • Death
    28 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial. 32. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, new Sandon School, Sanson, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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