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William John Rau

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Portrait of W. J. Rau. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William John AWMM
  • Surname
    Rau AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/809 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 January 1893 AWMM AratapuNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 C.A. Rau (father), Shelly Beach, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/809 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW1
    21 February 1917 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The 'Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.' (25 July 1917, p. 250), records that Private Rau was one of a few recently captured New Zealand Prisoners of War in Germany whose address had not yet been received. Private Rau's temporary address was noted as Limburg a/Lahn.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    31 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GermanyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Conde-sur-l'Escaut Communal Cemetery, France AWMM A.5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1917, p. 30. "RAU. – On August 31, prisoner of war in Germany since February 21, William John, youngest son of C. A. Rau, of Waiotahi, late [of] Hauraki Plains; aged 24 years. Complaint not stated. – Deeply regretted. - Inserted by his affectionate father."

    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 5 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, Third term. pp.25-26. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Death notice: Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1917, p. 30. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
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