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William Christian

  • Service number
    65433 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Bill Kiel AWMM
    • William Kahutia KIEL Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - Research
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Christian AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bill Kiel AWMM
    • William Kahutia KIEL Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    65433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 157 Clifford Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Kohi (uncle), Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65433 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
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Invalided home according to Souter (2008) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1990 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Age at death
    68yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 February 2016 - BMD NZ Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 65 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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