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William Alexander Mitchell

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/437 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 September 1891 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A. Mitchell, Ocean Beach, Bluff, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/437 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Mitchell was the son of David and Ann Mitchell, of Ocean Beach, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    29 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM M. 95. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I grew up hearing stories of Ally(William Alexander Mitchell), through my mother Eulla Mitchell Stokes, (nee Cameron), my Aunts, Elsie Raeburn Brown (nee Cameron), and Elin Tipping (nee Cameron). I have a photo of Ally in uniform with other young men who trained for military combat for World War 1. He was the uncle of my mother Eulla Mitchell Stokes (Nee Cameron) whose mother was Edith Raeburn Cameron (nee Mitchell). There is further information on the Mitchell family through the website below. Thanks Stephanie Leckie Group 106 - -
    Public - Stephanie - Other relative - 6 March 2017
  • William Alexander Mitchell was my Great Great Uncle - brother of Charlotte Mitchell, who was mother of my Grandfather Walter Stevens (known as Gang Gang), and father of my mother Jenny Edwards and aunt Pat Crysell. I am so glad that we now know about him, and pleased to have this forum to connect with other members of the family. What a kind, sweet face he has. And I can indeed see him in Uncle Dave (my grandfather's brother), cousin Aaron (Uncle Dave's grandson), but also other Mitchell descendents who I know well, particularly Erin Clatworthy, whose mother's father (or mother, I'm not sure) was another sibling of William Alexander Mitchell) and her daughter Cara Tipping Smith.
    Public - Debbie - Other Relative - 29 April 2015
  • Ellie Mitchell was my maternal great uncle. His niece, my mother is still living aged 99. Ellie has been fondly remembered by all his extended family. He had six sisters(one dying as a small child)and two brothers. He, along with an elder brother and sister was born in N Z. The other siblings were born in Scotland. His parents, and two of his sisters are buried at the old Bluff cemetery which looks over Foveaux Strait. Some of his extended family still live in Southland.
    Public - Pam French - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • My Great Uncle Allie. Wounded at Dead Mans Ridge, Gallipoli. Died and buried in Alexandria. Lest We Forget. xx
    Public - Diane - Other Relative - 14 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 510 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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27 March 2017JohnnzOther
06 March 2017StephanieAustraliaOther relative
29 April 2015DebbieAucklandOther Relative
26 April 2015DianeInvercargillOther Relative
25 April 2015Pam FrenchInvercargillOther Relative

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