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William Leonard Cato

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  • Service number
    • 4150 AWMM
    • 7th = # 4150; 9th = # 8303 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Back row.- Corporal Savage, Sergeants Cullen, Mayo, Cato, Corporal Becket, Sergeant Bird. Second row.- Quartermaster-Sergeant Cosgrove, Sergeant Cosgrove, Sergeant-Major Hewitt, Sergeant Deighton. Front row.- Corporals Smith & Long

Non Commissioned Officers of Hurumua Mounted Rifles

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Identity

  • Title
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Cato AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 4150 AWMM
    • 7th = # 4150; 9th = # 8303 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 1876 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1876 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Research
  • Place of birth
    London, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - free bmd records
  • Birth notes
    son of Mrs Annie Cato Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Living in Gisborne
    c/- Marys Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
    Farming in Otorohanga, King Country, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record & Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    mother - Annie Cato of Ponsonby, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    single
    1907 married Dorothy Maria Matthews Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record & research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 4150 AWMM
    • 7th = # 4150; 9th = # 8303 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • 7th & 9th Contingents Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Bushman/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 6 April 1901 at Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Bushman Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    24 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Military Record

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Military record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The death of the parents of William L Cato:
    7 October 1931 - DEATHS.
    CATO. —On October 7, at her late residence, 45, St. Mary's Road, Ponsonby, Anne Merchant Chivers, widow of the late Charles Cato, in her ninety-first year. Private interment. A service will be held at Ponsonby Baptist Church to-morrow

    OBITUARY.
    MRS. ANNE M. C. CATO. A resident of Auckland for nearly 50 years, Mrs Anne M. C. Cato, of Ponsonby, died recently, aged 90 years. Born at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, in 1840, she was married in London in 1865. With her husband and family of nine children she left England 20 years later for New Zealand, embarking on the Sorata for Australia and crossing from Melbourne to Wellington in the old Waihora. After a few weeks spent at Wellington, the family made their home in Ponsonby, which Mrs Cato saw grow from fields and waste land with a few scattered dwellings to the populous suburb of to-day. Mrs Cato recalled vividly incidents of the early settlement of Auckland, for she had a remarkable memory. She was able to recite at will long passages of verse, hymns and Scripture. She was a devoted member of the Ponsonby Baptist Church. Mrs Cato is survived by three sons, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

    17 Aug 1895- CATO.—On August 15, Charles Cato, the beloved husband of A. M. C. Cato; aged 56 years. "And at eventide there shall be light." The funeral will leave his late residence, Norfolk street, Ponsonby, for the Symonds' street Cemetery, to-morrow (Sunday) at 3 p.m.

    6 Sept 1895 - OBITUARY.
    Mr Charles Cato, of Ponsonby Road, butcher, whose death has been somewhat sudden. He was seized with congestion of the lungs on Aug 9 at his place of business. It subsequently developed into pleurisy with other complications, and he died on the 15th of August. Mr Cato, who was well known and highly respected, leaves a widow and family to mourn their loss. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 - Auckland News Papers
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Death

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  • Death
    4 October 1945 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 69 AWMM
  • Date of death
    1945 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Research
  • Age at death
    69 ys Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Research
  • Place of death
    Waipu, Whangarei Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 1 June 2015 - Research
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waipu Cemetery AWMM
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14 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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