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William Campbell White

  • Service number
    26726 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel White, R.K. - Wells, J.E. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    White AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    26726 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    19 July 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    • Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
    • Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
    • Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    F.H. White (father), Tahuna, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    26726 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 23 Sep 1916-19 November 1916 AWMM to Devonport, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 65 AWMM
    Vessel was Pakeha AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    8th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      158 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Rifleman AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of F. H. and E. A. White, of Tahuna, Morrinsville, New Zealand.

    Born in the Thames Goldfield.

    Some H Company sailed on the Devon

    Embarked Wellington, 25 September 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 21 November 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Prioceeded overseas to France, 7 January 1917; taken on strength, 4th Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, and posted to B Company, 7 February 1917.
    Wounded in action, 20 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left forearm), and admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd NZ Field Ambulance, 21 May 1917; to NZ Reinforcements Camp, 4 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 June 1917.
    Reported missing, 12 October 1917.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 27 February 1918, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 12 October 1917'.

    Parents: F.H. & E.A. White, Tahuna, Morrinsville AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    24 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
    Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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