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William James Rainey

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Rainey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 47076 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 March 1881 AWMM WinchesterCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. Rainey (sister), Clandeboye, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 47076 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Sling Camp, England AWMM
    • New Zealand Rifle Brigade at Brocton AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 26 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Ulcerative endocarditis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rainey left for France on 7 December and joined the 3 Battalion, 3 NZRB, 'C' Company. "He suffered with feet problems and spent the next few months in and out of hospital in France. He was eventually transferred to England and admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 27 July 1918 suffering from valvular disease of the heart. He was placed on the 'Seriously Ill List suffering from ulcerative endocarditis and died in August"(Church, p.208) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 3, Grave 18 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Temuka War Memorial AWMM
    • Mayfield Memorial Hall AWMM

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Sources

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