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William George Malone

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Malone AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1039 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1859 AWMM LewishamLondon AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ida Catherine Malone (wife), C/o National Bank, 17 Moorgate Street, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    • Married to Ida 11 September 1905 after Elinor died on 18 June 1904 he married Elinor 27 November 1886 Public - Teia - Researcher - 10 November 2016 - Family papers


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1039 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Twice AWMM
    Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette, 5 August 1915, p7669: "Mentione d in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 20th May 1915. (Commander Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)." Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette, 28 January 1916, p1210: "In connection with the operations described in General I. Hamilton's despatch dated 11 December 1915." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Malone was the husband of Ida K. Malone, 35 Brompton Square, London.

    Trained solicitor.

    William had four sons and a daughter with his first wife Elinor Lucy Malone (nee Penn). Three of his sons also served at Gallipoli [Terence Joseph Malone (11/553) and Edmond Leo Malone (11/699) and Maurice Patrick Malone (11/1338)], a fourth son [Brian Malone (5/2)] served in Samoa and daughter Nora nursed with the Red Cross in England. "Two of Malone's sons, Edmond and Terry, fought at Gallipoli with the Wellington Mounted Rifles". He had a further two sons, Denis and Barney, and a daughter, Molly, with his second wife Ida Katharine Malone (nee Withers).

    For further reference, Jock Vennel has written a biography on William Malone, titled 'Man of iron: the extraordinary story of New Zealand WWI hero Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone’ AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Taranaki Herald 12 August 1915 p. 3

    Vance, A. (2011, 26 April). From Linwood to London. The Press (Christchurch). Remembered on Anzac Day 2011 in London. Brigadier Phil Collins read an extract from a letter dated 5 August 1915 written to his wife, Ida, just three days before he was killed. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Malone Memorial Gates, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • William George Malone - Memorial Plaque, Parliament House first-floor main foyer, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • The Lemon Squeezer hat is your memorial. We will remember you.
    Public - Philippa - Other Relative - 24 May 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 February 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
10 November 2016TeiaCairns Australia Researcher
11 March 2016Richard JohnHowick, AucklandResearcher
09 March 2016BerniceCambridge New ZealandOther

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