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William John Brown

  • Service number
    2452 AWMM
  • Also known as
    William John Brown-Bayliss Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • 5th Cngt 13 Coy; Australia Bty Machine Gun Corp; & 9th Ctgn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 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, … Read more

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William John Brown-Bayliss Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Research
  • Service number
    2452 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    • 1869 by enlistment - birth record = April 1866 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record & http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/w-j-brown
    • 1879 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Kelso, Bathurst New South Wales Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/w-j-brown
  • Birth notes
    refer to Biographical information below Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/w-j-brown
  • Address before enlistment
    Argyle Hotel, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mother - Alice Bayliss, Orange, NSW Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Records
    • 1906 married Annie Solomon Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - BMD NZ Records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal, Rhodesia & Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • 5th Cngt 13 Coy; Australia Bty Machine Gun Corp; & 9th Ctgn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    2452 AWMM
  • Military service
    • and 1902 with 9th Cngt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record
    • 5th Contingent, 13yh Coy Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1900 - 1901 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Upon reaching Mafeking, he jointed the Australian Battery, then attached to 4th NZ Cngt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record
    • Dec 1901 applied for the 8th Cngt - accepted for the 9th Cngt. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record & Research

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's & King's SA War Medals with clasps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Gisborne Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    31 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Records

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
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • This person was my late grandfather, Brown was not his real name. He was William John Bayliss born in Kelso, Bathurst New South Wales Australia in April 1866. He died 22/7/1927 at Gisborne and is buried in the Taruheru cemetery - his grave has no headstone.
    He married in 1906 under his proper name of Bayliss and sometime about 1914 so family history has it the name Brown-Bayliss was adopted.
    His enlistment form states his age as 31 years it was nearer 35.
    So far family research has not uncovered the reason for him to have used a false name.
    yours faithfully
    DL Brown Bayliss Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/w-j-brown
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    22 July 1927 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    60yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: SEC 3; Plot: 1208; Warrant # 1559 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 7 August 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer document attached, 'Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer War'. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 August 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • RIP Great Grandad.
    Public - Phillip - Direct descendant - 24 November 2018

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Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 November 2018PhillipAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
05 June 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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