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Richard Wynyard

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Wynyard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 607 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Wm Wynyard, Davenport Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 September 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 607 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MM. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 14 May 1919. During operations east of Proyart, August 23/26 1918, Sergeant Wynyard displayed great initiative, leadership and courage. The enemy was entrenched strongly in front and was holding up the centre of his Company. A party had attempted to approach this strong post, but without exception had become casualties. Sergeant Wynyard saw this and quickly organised a small party, moved up a flanking communication trench and succeeded in getting into an advantageous position and by directing his Lewis Gun and grenade fire, threatened the enemy to such an extent, that a party of 35 surrendered. He showed great initiative and quickness of action in dealing with a nasty situation. AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, WWI AWMM
      Scar on inside right thigh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Influenza, debility July 1915 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wound August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, right thigh, France June 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Scabies March 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded May 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Influenza June 1918 AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Florence Alma nee Percy whom he married in London 21 August 1918. In 1920 Wynyard declared he had been deserted.

    Reprimanded March 1917, absent without leave for 12 days, severe reprimand, forfeits 14 days pay

    March 1918 absent without leave until apprehended 1 May 1918. Forfeited 40 days pay.

    Still serving in France in 1919. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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