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William Pacey

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 36 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 36 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Pacey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 41106 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Pacey (wife), 31 Norfolk Street, St Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41106 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Iron turner/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Pacey was the son of William and Annie Pacey, of Taieri Rd., Halfway Bush, Wakari, Dunedin, New Zealand, husband of Mary Elizabeth Pacey, of Girton, Newark, England. Born at Bingham, Nottingham, England. AWMM
    • William Pacey had immigrated to New Zealand in 1913. He married Mary Elizabeth Hunt 1916. She apparently travelled from England that same year specifically for the purpose of marrying William Pacey, arriving in New Zealand on 6 June, 1916 aboard the Athenic.

      William must have enlisted in late 1916 as he was shipped out to Europe on the troopship Navua in J Company of the 22nd Reinforcements in February 1917.

      A few months later, Mary gave birth to their son, William Cyril Desmond Pacey, on 1 May, 1917. The boy, who would later go by the name Desmond, never met his father since he was killed in action on or about 27 March, 1918 at the Somme. Public - Alan - Other relative - 21 November 2020 - Sources compiled from internet searched of official data bases as well as family oral history.

      Passenger list information via New Zealand Archives accessed online through FamilySearch.

      Enlistment time line pieced together from reading through The Navuan Nautilus (already attached to this profile).

      Birth of son from family oral history, confirmed by search of New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950
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About death

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  • Death
    27 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM

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21 November 2020AlanLondonOther relative

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