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Kenneth David Wilson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth David AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 28929 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Wilson (mother), Te Pirita, via Rakaia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 October 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 28929 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 28 June 1916 AWMM Farm hand/Civilian 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 2" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 11 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 December 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 11 February 1917; marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 13 February 1917.
    Admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 25 March 1917 (mumps); discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 1 May 1917.
    Joined 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 3 June 1917.
    Killed in action, 4 June 1917.
    Statement, 6/4590 Pte F.J. BALLANTYNE: 'Wilson was in 13th Coy. He was killed near Ploegsteert on June 13th. An officer & myself found his body on the following morning. I did not know this man at all well, but I remember the name quite well in the pay book which we found on his body. He had been killed by a piece of shell which had caught him on the back of the head. He must have been killed instantly. I do not know anything of his burial, but no doubt he was buried.'

    Parents: Kenneth and Jane Wilson, Te Pirita, Rakaia, Canterbury AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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Sources

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