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William Brighty Stockwell

  • Service number
    WWII 419666 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bill, and within the family, Bright Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Personal knowledge and direct interaction my uncle.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
    Mr Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers and personal knowledge of my uncle
  • Forenames
    William Brighty AWMM
  • Surname
    Stockwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill, and within the family, Bright Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Personal knowledge and direct interaction my uncle.
  • Service number
    WWII 419666 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 25 April 1913 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
    • 25 April 1913 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25 4 1913 Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers.
  • Place of birth
    Kohuratahi, New Zealand Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
    Born to Molly and George Stockwell, one of eleven children Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Kohuratahi AWMM
    • Marco Road, Kohuratahi Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Post war occupation
    He moved to Wanganui after World War Two, then New Plymouth. He worked there for the Farmers Co-op. Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs P M Stockwell, c/o K Summerhays, Te Puke R D (wife) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • single AWMM
    • As seen from above, he married Pat Summerhays before embarking. Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 419666 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    3 September 1944 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Stockwell, William Brighty. (Ref. WO 373/7/143). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Roll 11
    StratfordTaranaki 2NZEF Roll 11
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • He was in partnership with two of his brothers, Jack and Leo at the time he enlisted Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
    • His brother Jack also served, Leo ran the farm. Public - George Clifford - Other relative - 27 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal W. B. Stockwell, MM; born NZ 25 Apr 1913; farmer. (Source: Puttick, E. 25 Battalion. p.401.)

    'It was indeed an amazing feat and McNiece and Stockwell had well earned the Military Medals they were awarded.

    After occupying Point 165 16 Platoon tried to move up the slope to the summit of Castle Hill but was pinned down by the heavy fire described by McNiece. The platoon had done well. By its skilful approach and through the resolution of McNiece and Stockwell it had achieved a brilliant success which greatly assisted, if indeed it did not actually make possible, the subsequent capture of Castle Hill. Lance Corporal W. B. Stockwell, MM; born NZ 25 Apr 1913; farmer.
    ' (Source: Puttick, E. 25 Battalion. pp. 401.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 123 AWMM
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.399, 401. AWMM

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27 September 2015George CliffordWhakatane New ZealandOther relative

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