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William Arns

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  • Service number
    45649 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Mutt AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Inter War Private AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Arns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mutt AWMM
  • Service number
    45649 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    19 January 1896 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Barman AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Thorburn (sister), Tararau Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 Apr 1917 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45649 AWMM
  • Military service
    • New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • 25th Reinforcements AWMM
    • NZRB AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 January 1917 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 21 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 26 Apr 1917-20 July 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 84 AWMM
    Vessel was Turakina AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    25th Reinforcements, 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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Inter War 22 March 1919 AWMM
    Unfit for service AWMM
    Private AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    66 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 June 1962 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Thames, Coromandel District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Totara Memorial Park (Thames), 110 Te Arapipi Road, Totara, Thames-Coromandel District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    RSA Lawn, Plot 66 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • In memory of William Arns, my great uncle,who left his home voluntarily and fought in WW1. May he rest in peace.
    Public - Robyn - Other Relative - 13 April 2015
  • I lay this Poppy for William Arns my Second Great Uncle this Poppy is in respect of your service for his country, and for me. Rest In Peace.
    Public - Mark - Other Relative - 28 January 2015

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