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William Evelyn Francise Flower

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  • Service number
    12/296 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • William Evelyn Francise di Delle-Flower AWMM
    • Delle-Flower AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company AWMM
  • War
    • Territorial Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Evelyn Francise AWMM
  • Surname
    Flower AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William Evelyn Francise di Delle-Flower AWMM
    • Delle-Flower AWMM
  • Service number
    12/296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    24 January 1885 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    England AWMM
  • Birth notes
    England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Inspector, Department of Agriculture AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Grey Street, Shortland, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Isabel Flower (wife), Grey Street, Shortland, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Territorial Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/296 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Infantry Battalion, 6th Hauraki Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
    Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body 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
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion, 6th (Hauraki) Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Flower was the son of Annie Flower, of Parkstone, Dorset, England; husband of Margaret I. Flower, of Dunedin, New Zealand.

      Military personnel file listed at Archives New Zealand as FLOWER, William Evelyn Francis - WW1 12/296 - Army. Name listed as Flower on the Nominal Roll. Listed at Archives New Zealand for Army General Staff file: Territorial Force 1913 - 1915 as William Evelyn Francise di Delle-Flower. Morpeth, T. (2008). uses the name W. Delle-Flower. Date of death may have been 25 April through 29 April 1915. AWMM
    • Born Maida Vale, London, Parents George Flower, Annie Helena nee Lund.
      Married 12 May 1913, Presbyterian Church, Renwick.
      Spouse, Margaret Isobel Brydon, born 18 February 1890, Renwick, died 18 June 1972, Blenheim.
      widow was a member of the New Zealand contingent to the 50th commeration at Gallipoli, 1965.
      Attended Winchester College, England.
      Civilian employment New Zealand: Inspector Department of Agriculture; temporary 18/03/1911; permanent 17/09/1912. Places of Employment, Marlborough, Oamaru, Thames. Public - John - Other Relative - 22 July 2015 - Birth place & parents; military record; Marriage registration RG (digital) 1913/3808.
      Wife's birth & death RG (digital) 1890/2816 & 1972/34187.
      1965 contingent to Gallipoli, NA ref R17723190.
      Civilian employment: NZ Gazette, 31 Oct 1912, p.3139; Marlborough Express 5 May 1915.
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    Apr 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 72 AWMM
  • Obituary

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