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William Allison

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Allen E.J. - Allwill J.R. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Allison AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1256 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1888 Military personnel file PueruaOtago Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    son of John & Isabella Allison of Balclutha, Otago Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-allison
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 11 June 1915 AWMM Post Office., Stony Creek, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs G. Keach (sister), Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago Mounted Rifles > transferred to NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1256 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    New Zealand Pioneer Battalion Military personnel file

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 11 June 1915 Military personnel file
      Age 26 AWMM
      Farm hand/Civilian Military personnel file
      OtagoNew Zealand Military personnel file
    • 13 June 1915 at Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Military Record
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Allison, of Balclutha, Otago, and Isabella Allison. Native of Puerua, Otago.

    He was buried in the field in one of several scattered graves.

    Two pages of his personnel record are misfiled on the personnel file for William Allison (25/575) (Sept 2015, National Archives has been advised) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 Military personnel file
    Age 28 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    PRIVATE WILLIAM ALLISON. Mr John Allison, of North Balclutha, has received telegraphic advice from the Minister for Defence that his son, Private William Allison, has been killed in action in France. Private Allison, who is well known locally, went to Egypt as a trooper with the Sixth Reinforcements. After the Gallipoli campaign he was transferred to the infantry for service in France. Prior to enlistment he was for some time engaged as a rabbiter. His death will be regretted by his many friends in this district Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - Clutha Leader, Volume XLIII, Issue 26, 29 September 1916, Page 5
  • Memorial name
    Balclutha's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 February 2016 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/balclutha-war-memorial
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Hi William You are not forgotten Your Great Nephew Doug Gordon
    Public - Doug - Other Relative - 21 April 2015

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