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William Lund

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Lund AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2705 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 July 1915 AWMM Norsewood, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    O Lund, Norsewood, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2705 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM
    • 20 July 1916 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 26 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
    Statement, Red Cross File No 1640147, 2654 Sergeant J. JEFFRIES, 55th Bn, 29 January 1917: 'His mate [2758] Geo. Bamford ... saw him killed. His head was blown off by a shell. Bamford also saw Lund's body put on the waggon to be buried. It would be buried at Sailly.'
    Second statement, 2565 Pte L.E. BEAVER, 55th Bn (patient, Hrborne House VAD Hospital, Birmingham, England), 28 April 1917: 'He was killed instantaneously, shot thrugh the neck at Fleurbaix on the 20th July 1916. I was wunded a fw days before but [4804 J.H.L.] "Harry Ellis" ... told me he was an eye-witness. Ellis was taking up ammunition from our front line to the enemies (sic) front line trench we had taken when he met "Lund" coming back, who fell dead in front of him, hit by a piece of shell. It ripped the disc off the body. Ellis picked up the disc and this is how he identified his man. He left the body in a shell hole.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    V.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France AWMM

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