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William Edward White

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Unveiled on 30 June 2019. No known copyright restrictions.

The Roll of Honour for those who served in Bosnia, Kuwait, East Timor, and Afghanistan. Auckland War …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    White AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Billy AWMM
  • Service number
    X50276 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1962 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
    9 May 1962 Public - Marilyn - Wife - 13 April 2015 - Family
  • 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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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died in a vehicle accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Don and Shirley. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 2000 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    SuaiEast Timor AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taumarunui Cemetery, Taumarunui AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 28 May 2000 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember William Edward White by laying a poppy.

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  • Billy, 20 years lost...My heart still breaks like it was only yesterday! We have missed so so much together as you have with family and friends - life is so unfair, so undeserved loss of life.
    You, my big brother will always be, my love for you will never tether. I miss you so so much. Love always. 💔
    Public - Nikki - Sibling - 16 April 2020
  • Bake an ANZAC cake every year...every ANZAC morning whererever I am in the world..remembering you always....xox..
    Public - Alby - Friend - 4 April 2018
  • 17 Years gone but not forgotten. I still remember the famous saying, "Pain is just weakness leaving the body boy". Thinking of you and the whanau
    Public - Paige monica - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
  • We were both at RFCS Waiouru 1979. RIP Billy(Whetu)White. A nice, humble soldier.
    Public - David - Comrade - 26 July 2015
  • To my old friend, it's funny how certain things remind me of you and even though it's been 15yrs I still think of you often, especially your saying which is firmly implanted in my mind "Pain is only weakness leaving the body", RIP fella! ♥️
    Public - Ange - Friend - 26 July 2015
  • It has been an honour to have known and served with you. RIP Brother.
    Public - Stephen - Friend - 14 April 2015
  • As another year passes my friend and ANZAC Day approaches know that once again I will stand at the Dawn Service and think of you and our other comrades no longer with us, you as them will always be remembered....RIP mate, ONWARD.
    Public - Michael - Comrade - 14 April 2015
    Public - Norman - Comrade - 13 April 2015
  • 25 April 2000 - ANZAC Day - Turn of the Century! WOW! For a Man not receptive to public attention - you did it Big Billy. I will never forget that sad night - receiving the call from Marilyn. Gilly was in Iraq awaiting your arrival that never came. The tributes that flowed of a man so funny, hardworking and dedicated to family, friends and work were heart warming. From stories of you as a child acting like a soldier (even back then) through to You preferring to sleep on the ground in East Timor like the rest of the Coy even though you had the opportunity to sleep on a stretcher. True soldier. You will never be forgotten Billy. You live on in your girls and grandsons - handsome little men. So glad they take after their Nana in looks lol... I had to throw that in as that's the relationship we had - banter and respect. RIP Billy, God Bless & ONWARD xo
    Public - Valerie Church - Friend - 13 April 2015
  • Billy how time has flown.....your memory lives on through your beautiful mokopunas and I know you will be so proud of Melanie and Ramona....its awesome to see Melanie show photos on Anzac day of Wiremu wearing your medals. Brings tears to my ears still every always Billy xox
    Public - Caroline Heeni Miria (Alby) - Friend - 13 April 2015
  • Never forgotten brother, "Onward"
    Public - Paul Gabriel - Comrade - 13 April 2015
  • Hey Billy- 15 years and the memories are still so vivid. I remember your cheekiness and kiwi spirit. We grew up together, you were more like a brother than a nephew. I loved you, and love you, dearly. Rest easy brotherxxx
    Public - Julie - Other Relative - 13 April 2015
  • A poppy laid for a big brother dearly missed and always loved with all my heart. 15 years have passed with heart ache every day. Love you Billy - forever!
    Public - Nikki - Sibling - 13 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 April 2020NikkiPerth, Western AustraliaSibling
15 July 2018Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 April 2018AlbyQLD AustraliaFriend
25 April 2017Paige monicaNew ZealandDirect descendant
26 July 2015David SingaporeComrade

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