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William Mainland Sharp

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William Sharp (s/n 34491) (left), and another man in front of a sand-bagged dugout. Image provided by family. This image may be subject to copyright.

William Sharp (s/n 34491) (left), and another man in front of a sand-bagged dugout. Image provided b …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Mainland AWMM
  • Surname
    Sharp AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 34491 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 October 1912 Public source Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 16 Box Hill, Khandallah, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Building supervisor/Civilian AWMM
    Was a Building Superintendant for the Minstry of Works. AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Henry Hay Sharp, 16 Box Hill, Khandallah, Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Married Janet Nelson Davidson, Had three children. AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 34491 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 26 June 1940 Public source
    Age 27 AWMM
    Clerk of Works/Civilian Public source
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 August 2001 Public source
    Age 88 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury Public source
  • 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.428 AWMM

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