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William Brian de Laval Willis

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Portrait, King's College, Auckland: the Great War 1914-1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, King's College, Auckland: the Great War 1914-1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Brian de Laval AWMM
  • Surname
    Willis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Brian AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/289 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 May 1888 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of J.B. Lusk, Church Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.H. de C. Willis, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/289 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attended St John's College 1904- 05

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    All Main Body personnel left on the 16 October 1914 from Wellington even if they initially embarked in other parts of New Zealand.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland).

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named photograph "From Auckland to the pyramids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds " display case. Display item is a named photograph "From Auckland to the pryamids some of King's College old boys with the NZEF in Egypt", it was published in the Auckland Weekly News, 1 April 1915. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 May 1915 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM A. 138 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 786 AWMM
    • King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
    • Hanson, Arthur. Letter regarding the death of 12/289 Corp. William Brian de Laval Willis, 1NZEF. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-2017-21. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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