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William Henry Mathias

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 492 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 492 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Gunner Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Mathias AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2486 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 November 1888 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    24 November 1888 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gellygaer, Glam, Wales Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of H W & Annie MATHIAS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D.M. Williams (friend), Tauwhareparae Station, Puketawa, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Egyptian E F & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • New Zealand Field Artillery, 9th Battery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 2/2486 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victoria Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 508940 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Medal

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Shepherd for D M Williams of Tokomaru Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    26yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Military record

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Mathias was the son of Annie Mathias, of 674 Aberdeen Rd., Gisborne, New Zealand, and the late H. W. Mathias. Born at Gellygaer, Glam., Wales. AWMM
    • Prior to William Mathias enlisting in Aug 1915 he was working as a Shepherd for D M Williams of Tokomaru Bay
      Annie Mathias worked for the P U Goldsmith Coy in Tokomaru Bay before shifting to Aberdeen Rd, Gisborne, after which she then lived in Petone Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Research
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM VIII. B. 12. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Tokomaru Bay War Memorial
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 492 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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11 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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