William Christian Sturm 5 May 1909 - 15 January 1943 Key details Contribute › Service number12052 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMMDivisional Cavalry AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyrig … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Christian AWMM SurnameSturm AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number12052 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth5 May 1909 AWMM Place of birthWairoaHawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWairoaHawke's BayNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMGarage Attendant AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMM432 Marine ParadeWairoaHawke's BayNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M Sturm (wife)432 Marine ParadeWairoaNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number12052 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMMDivisional Cavalry AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of William Sturm and of Elizabeth Sturm (nee Light), of Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand; husband of Margaret Sturm, of Napier, Hawke's Bay.Corporal Sturm was killed when "a parcel of heavy shells landed amongst Divisional Cavalry Headquarters..."(Loughan, p 258) AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death34 AWMM Date of death15 January 1943 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathWestern DesertNorth AfricaAfrica AWMM Death notesWestern Desert AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameTripoli War CemeteryLibya AWMM Grave reference12. D. 5 AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Christian Sturm by laying a poppy. Edward William Sturm Frederick John Sturm William Christian Sturm Ernest Hugh Sturmer Arthur Lewis Sturmey Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Christian Sturm Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedLoughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2DiCa.htmlSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 Unknown page AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.