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Wilmett Napier Philson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilmett Napier AWMM
  • Surname
    Philson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • M.N. Parsons AWMM
    • Wilmot AWMM
    • Wilmet AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/828 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 February 1886 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Matthew Thomas (father), Philson, Stanley Point, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/828 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served with 18 Waikato Regiment. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained at Howick Camp from 13 August 1914 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      150 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Matthew Thomas and Catherine Jane Philson of Auckland. He worked as a farmer for Mr McRae in Te Kuiti before the war.

    Listed as Wilmot on the Nominal Roll; as Wilmet by CWGC and at Archives New Zealand as Willmet. Named M.N. Parsons on the Holy Trinity (Devonport) Roll of Honour AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Augustine's (Anglican) Church, Calliope Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • St Mary's Cathedral Church. Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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