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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.

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

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
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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
  • POW liberation details
  • 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
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  • 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. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
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