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William George Lane

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HMNZT 78 - The navuan nautilus : being some account of the doings of C, H and J Companies and Details, 22nd Reinforcements N.Z.I.F -- On board ship : 22nd Reinforcements : 1917. No Known Copyright Restrictions.

HMNZT 78 - The navuan nautilus : being some account of the doings of C, H and J Companies and Detail …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/3827 AWMM
    • WWII 3/18/402 AWMM
    • WWII 477773 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1897 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E. Lane (mother), 5 Hill Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette 17 June 1919, p7700, Rec No 3130 "Operations in front of Beaudignies and Le Quesnoy from October, 23rd to November 7th 1918, and especially on November, 7th. For gallantry and devotion to duty. On October, 23rd he was sent by a Regimental Medical Officer to the car post to bring up a stretcher squad. On the way back a shell burst killing and wounding the whole of the squad. Although badly shaken and the shell fire was intense this man dressed the wounded and carried them to safety and then went back and brought up another squad under heavy shell fire. He then carried on with his work as a bearer. His coolness under fire and determination to do this duty was a magnificent example to the other bearers and helped the Medical Officer greatly in keeping his post clear." AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Chemist's assistant/Civilian AWMM
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  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 August 1970 AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
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  • 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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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      78: 19 AWMM
    • The Maltameter [edited by W.H. Gummer] H.M.A.T. 17 "Malta" October and November 1918. AWMM
    • Epilogue : being a souvenir of our voyage in the s.s. "Rimutaka". As transport HMNZT 296 the "Rimutaka" departed Liverpool 8th November 1919 and arrived Wellington on 5th January 1920. AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2018). Le Quesnoy, 1918 : New Zealand's Last Battle. Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia. AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM

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