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William Robson Staub

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  • Service number
    39907 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robson AWMM
  • Surname
    Staub AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    39907 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Despatch clerk AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Staub (mother), 554 Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    39907 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
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 02 Apr 1917-10 June 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 80 AWMM
    Vessel was Corinthic AWMM
    Corporal AWMM
    Reinforcements J Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade 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 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Jacob Alfred and Elizabeth Louise Staub, of Fortunatus St., Connaught Terrace, Brooklyn, Wellington.

    The following notice appeared in the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 12 December 1917, p. 209: 'Will anyone knowing anything of 39907 Rfm. W.R. Staub, B Coy., 2 NZRB, reported missing on October 12, kindly communicate with his brother, 39906 Rfm. A. Staub, 3 NZRB NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex.' AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
    20 AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    NZ Apse, Panel 7 AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Remembering those who fought
    Public - Pamela Jill - Other relative - 25 April 2017
  • William was my great uncle, his sister took me from the orphanage ( my grand mother ) on going to stay with her for a short while before going to foster care I used to hold the photo of her three brothers in uniform before embarking for war. Nan used to cry as she said parents were never the same with the death of William. I have visited Ypres three times, walked in his path,and erected a plaque in Saint GEORGES CHURCH YPRES. After research I went to the farm were he was buried, but never recovered ( Kronprinz farm ) The lady made me welcome, and I walked the farm with her, and stood on a German pill box. Now the spooky part, the ladies name is HIlda, the same as my Nan, and she was born about the time my Nan passed away. Williams name is on Toyne cot wall but I feel I've connected with him,as I doubt any family has ever visited Ypres. Reading, and seeing what these brave young men e
    Public - Howard James burnette - Other relative - 18 January 2016

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25 April 2017Pamela JillOtaki, New ZealandOther relative
18 January 2016Howard James burnetteBroadbeach surfers paradise Queensland AustraliaOther relative