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William Brown

  • Service number
    20648 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 4th Reinforcements NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20648 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    17 December 1894 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Mrs Ethel Brown of Kaiti, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    21 Kaiti Esplanade, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ethel Brown (mother), 21 Kaiti Esplanade, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 4th Reinforcements NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    20648 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • 19 May 1916 at Narrow Neck Camp, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    22 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the Maori Pioneer Battalion attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company.

    43 members of the NZ (Maori) Pioneers served with the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and assisted in the late 1916 early 1917 preparations of the Arras caverns for the Battle of Arras. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    7 December 1977 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    83 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA; Plot 799; Warrant # 23838 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
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17 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne NZResearcher