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Philip Corliss Gannaway

Group, Left to right Philip Gannaway, self, Marcus Gage Raymond, Aldert on deck Demosthenes 1916, kindly provided by the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum. Photo number ABX 0037 SS Demosthenes 1916. Image has no known copyright Restrictions.

Group, Left to right Philip Gannaway, self, Marcus Gage Raymond, Aldert on deck Demosthenes 1916, ki …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Corliss AWMM
  • Surname
    Gannaway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Phillip Corliss AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 December 1885 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 6 December 1916 AWMM C/o F. Gannaway Esquire,Telegraph Superintendant, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • 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
    WW1 6 December 1916 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      4 November 1918, seriously ill pneumonia AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Fred and Annie Gannaway; husband of Alice Muriel Gannaway, of "Brooklyn", Hamilton.

    Promoted to Temporary Lieutenant 6 December 1917.

    Note on service record at PRO (Kew): 4 November 1918, seriously ill pneumonia, died 6 November 1918.

    Palmer recruit enlisted in Auckland and left NZ 6 December 1916 - Died of pneumonia in Wales likely pandemic victim - buried at Northwest part, Llandysilio [SS Tyssilio and Mary] Churchyard, Anglesey Wales age 32 - reported as serving in HMML 219 at time of death.

    Listed separately as an overseas serviceman at Llandysilio SS. Tysilio and Mary) Churchyard. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Llandysillio (SS Tyssilio and Mary) Churchyard, Wales AWMM North west part AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      National Archives (UK), Kew AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Attestation papers are held at Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton AWMM
    • McEwan, J. (1995). Auckland Rockies : a history of Auckland's Naval Reserves from 1858-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Pyramid Press. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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