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William Brown

  • Service number
    • 8179 AWMM
    • 7th Cngt = # 6316; 9th Cngt = 8179 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 9/679 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1st NZEF - Otago Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 8179 AWMM
    • 7th Cngt = # 6316; 9th Cngt = 8179 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 9/679 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    • b. abt. 1880 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 20 Sept 1882 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    • son of William Brown of Whataupoko Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • Son of William & Lucy Brown of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Whataupoko, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    • Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • Bushman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - William Brown of Whataupoko, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Orange Free State, Transvaal, Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: Egyptian & Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1st NZEF - Otago Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 8179 AWMM
    • 7th Cngt = # 6316; 9th Cngt = 8179 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 9/679 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • 7th & 9th NZ Contingents Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 1914 - Jan 1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal with clasps
    WWI: 1914-1915 Star Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military records

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Gisborne Poverty Bay Corps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Labourer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      GisborneNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 9th Cngt: 16 Jan 1902 at Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 21 Oct 1914 at Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Labourer in Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • Pre WWI: Busman for E W M Wallace of Tiniroto Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 20 yrs 4 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI: 32 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Records

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • South Africa Vessel was Surrey AWMM Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage 8th Contingent, NZ Mounted Rifles Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 1 Feb 1902 - on the troopship 'Surrey' Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/william-brown
    • The Seventh Contingent Details sailed with the Eight Contingent in the 'Surrey' Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/william-brown

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
    Gun shot wound to shoulder & Jaw at the Dardanelles, hospitalized in England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    30 January 1943 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery record
  • Age at death
    60 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery record
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery record
  • Grave reference
    Block S; Plot # 149; Warrant # 4276 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery record
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 July 2015 - Refer to Document attached to this file
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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16 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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