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William Charles Page

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Page AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 5/563 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1875 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 July 1915 AWMM Milford, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Amy F.H. Page (wife), Milford, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5/563 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Territorial soldier with the New Zealand army prior to enlisting. AWMM
    • No.3 Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      18 October admitted to the 2 Anzac Officers Rest Home owing to contusion in his leg. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      December 1916 spends time in St. Omer and Boulonge Stationary Hospitals owing to neurasthenia and suspected shell shock. After examination by a nerve specialist he is recommended for three weeks sick leave in England. This took place at Brighton Convalescent Hospital. (Church, p.99) AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of injuries AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • An invitation card from No.3 Company NZASC inviting No.5 Company NZASC to Christmas dinner at the nearby Aerodrome Camp, Helioplois, Egypt can be seen at Auckland War Memorial Museum (Te Papa Whakahiku) in the WWI section of the 'Scars on the Heart' exhibition. The President named on the invitation is Captain W. C. Page. (Church, p.99)

    During William Page's months in hospital he was recognised for his long-standing service with the New Zealand Territorial Force and was awarded the New Zealand Territorial Service Medal on 27 November 1916. (Church, p.99)

    "William Page was admitted to hospital in France in early April 1918, suffering from inguinal hernia. After several weeks the medical authorities decided to transfer him to England. He was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, Forest Park Section, on 20 May 1918. He died unexpectedly a week later."(Church, p.100) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club, St Mary's Church (part of Holy Trinity Cathedral ), corner St Stephens Avenue & Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 559 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Dry Rations, or, The Aparima Apparition : with which is incorporated the Waikanae wash-out and The Tauherenikau trumpeter : unofficial organ of the 7th Rfts, Transport No. 32 AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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