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William Gregory Hackshaw

Photograph of William Hackshaw NZ217033 in uniform. Image kindly provided by Beverly Clark (August 2017). Image may be subject to copyright.

Photograph of William Hackshaw NZ217033 in uniform. Image kindly provided by Beverly Clark (August 2 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Gregory AWMM
  • Surname
    Hackshaw AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ4217033 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 November 1923 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Thelma; father of Peter, Barbara, John, Andrew, Bill, Beverley.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 February 2007 AWMM
    RotoruaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 February 2007 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • Dad, I appreciate all that you have taught me, especially the Latin which comes in really useful!! Thank you for introducing me to Mozart and Beethoven, J R.R. Tolkein, and so many other great authors. I'm sorry I could never be the great gardener that you were. Picking (and eating) peas fresh from your garden is a special memory. I know you worked so hard when we were young at your 3 jobs, I enjoyed helping you with the gestetner machine. Good times in the car learning times tables. I'm sorry you did not get to meet young Nina Beverly, she is a keen learner and loves books. Mum is being taken very good care of until you get to see her again, love, Bev xx
    Public - Beverly Kay - Child - 23 August 2017



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 10 February 2007 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 August 2017Beverly KayAuckland, New ZealandChild

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