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William Jeremiah Swinton

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  • Service number
    WWI 60618 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 30th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 85), Page: 15 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 85), Page: 15 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Jeremiah AWMM
  • Surname
    Swinton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 60618 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 June 1888 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    2 June 1888 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Raukokore, Eastern Bay of Plenty, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of William Mitchell Swinton & Herewaka Te Rangipaea Heremia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Raukokore, East Coast Public - Waiarani - Other Relative - 21 March 2015 - Personal
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.M. Swinton (father), care of Sam Hei, Solicitor, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Bill Swinton was my paternal grandmother's brother. He raised my father, Harry Eruera, when his mother (Kathleen Eruera nee Swinton) died when he was three years old. Papa Bill (as we called him) came Public - Waiarani - Other Relative - 21 March 2015 - Personal
    • single
      1921 married Ruhi Paora Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 30th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 60618 AWMM
  • Military service
    1918-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    29yrs 4mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lance Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 January 1975 Public Source
  • Date of death
    3 January 1975 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    87yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    Te Kaha, Eastern Bay of Plenty Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 April 2016 - Military Record & BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Takoto mai ra Papa
    Public - Waiarani - Other Relative - 21 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7823347
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      85: 15 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
21 March 2015WaiaraniGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative

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