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Edward Arthur Williams

Photograph of Edward Arthur Williams (known as Ted) in uniform. Image kindly provided by Moya Rhodes (July 2019). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Edward Arthur Williams (known as Ted) in uniform. Image kindly provided by Moya Rhodes …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ8517 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
  • Relationship status

Service

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

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Molly.
    Edward Williams served on board the HMS Braithwaite K468, a Buckley Class ship named after Captain Samuel Braithwaite, built in Massachusetts, USA. It was a Captains Class Frigate primarily used to provide an anti-submarine cover to the convoys they escorted which served both the 3rd & 10th Escort Groups. They accounted for 2 U Boat sinkings, U-1279 & U-989 plus one possible, 20-21 Feb 1945. Which earned those on board the Battle Honours for service in the North Atlantic, English Channel, Normandy 1944, North Foreland & the North Sea.

    Onboard Ted working in communications, Morse Code and Radio receiving, later in Civilian life he made his living from constructing, repairing and selling radios and tv's. He was employed as the General Manager of Columbus Radios in Whakatane, and then opened his own store in Pukekohe.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 June 2011 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 1 July 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 1 July 2011 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy List (c.1921-c.1970) - kindly provided by Ralph McNabb. AWMM

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25 April 2016MoyaAucklandDirect descendant

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