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Edward Charles Williams

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An image of a young, Edward Charles Williams. Roughly taken 1943 - 1945.

Edward Charles Williams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 450727 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 November 1922 AWMM GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1943 AWMM 13 Preston Rd., Greymouth AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. E. Williams, 154 Tainui St., Greymouth (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 450727 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.207 Farmhand/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.207
    GreymouthGrey District 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.207
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • FIVE BROTHERS IN ARMED FORCES; THREE REPORTED SAFE AFTER PRISONERS OF WAR. —Mr and Mrs J. Williams, of 154 Tainui street, Greymouth, have five sons, all of whom are serving: with the armed forces. Three of them are reported safe In England after having been prisoners of war for a considerable period.

    Private Eric Williams, missing at El Alamein, subsequently reported as prisoner of war, and now released. Private Bert Williams, wounded and missing in Crete and recently released as prisoner of war. Sergeant Leslie P. Williams, taken prisoner of war in Crete four years ago and now safe in England. Corporal Edward Williams, who has been serving for the last two and a half years with the 8th Army in the Mediterranean theatre. Aircraftman M. A. Williams, attached to the R.N.Z.A.F., in New Zealand. PRESS, 13 JUNE 1945 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1982 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.207 AWMM

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03 January 2022AdamPorirua, New ZealandDirect descendant

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