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William Paterson Watters

  • Service number
    South African 797 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • W.P. Walters AWMM
    • incorretly reported as W O Waters, W S Waters and W P Walters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Newspaper Reports in listings of Third Contingent and 'Death Reports' of died from Enteric Fever in November 1900 News Reports
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles, 3rd Rough Riders Contingent, no 5 Coy Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Last rank
  • War
Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William Paterson AWMM
  • Surname
    Watters AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • W.P. Walters AWMM
    • incorretly reported as W O Waters, W S Waters and W P Walters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Newspaper Reports in listings of Third Contingent and 'Death Reports' of died from Enteric Fever in November 1900 News Reports
  • Service number
    South African 797 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record
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Civilian life

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles, 3rd Rough Riders Contingent, no 5 Coy Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Service number
    South African 797 AWMM
  • Military service
    1900 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa WestlandSouth Island Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • Westland 3rd CNGT
      Volunteers for 3rd Cngt handed in to Capt. Macfarlane included William Watters Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - West Coast Times , Issue 11513, 31 January 1900, Page 3
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

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Biographical information

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    • Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

      At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
    • Military Record Will of William Paterson WATTERS from Rimu Westland, NZ says he has 2 sisters in Ireland, a half brother in Wellington and an Uncle in Kumara, NZ. His Will says his possessions and money goes to:
      Mrs M Dunwoody, Mrs M Acheson, Miss Gretchen Acheson and Hugh Taylor Walters
      He died 22 June 1900 of Enteric Fever in Johannesburg, South Africa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record
    • William was born 31 January 1876 in Scotch St, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland.
      Father: Robert Watters
      Mother: Mary Watters née Taylor
      Unknown arrival in NZ but was mining with his Uncle William in Back Creek, Rimu on enlistment. His Uncle Alexander was living in Kumara and his half brother, John Anderson Watters was living in Wellington. Public - Nancy - Other relative - 25 March 2016 - Birth certificate
    • There is no apparent attestation information for a Walters with Archives NZ. It appears that this name was misspelt in newspapers at the time and should be for a W. Watters, a correction ran in the West Coast Times on 6 November 1900, p.2. Public - John - Researcher - 15 February 2019 - West Coast Times, 6 November 1900, p.2. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WCT19001106.2.10.5?query=walters&items_per_page=10&phrase=2&page=10&start_date=01-11-1900&end_date=20-11-1900&snippet=true
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Death

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  • Death
    22 June 1900 AWMM
    JohannesburgSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 June 1900 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record & Newspaper Reports
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Johannesburg, South Africa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record & Newspaper Reports
  • Cause of death
    • Died of Sickness AWMM
    • died from Enteric Fever Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Military Record & Newspaper Reports
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    • New Zealand Herald, 8 November 1900 AWMM
    • DEATH OF A WEST COASTER.
      HOKITIKA, this day,
      Trooper Watters, reported dead at the front, died on the 22nd June. Private advice announced his death some weeks ago. Delay in making the official announcement has given his friends a very anxious time. Watters is the first Westlander to succumb at the front. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 August 2015 - Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 165, 7 November 1900, Page 5
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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
25 March 2016NancyWellingtonOther relative
09 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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