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William Rapson

Ponsonby Lodge Onehunga Masonic Hall Roll of Honour, 1914-1918. Image provided by John Halpin 2014, CC BY John Halpin 2014

Ponsonby Lodge Onehunga Masonic Hall Roll of Honour, 1914-1918. Image provided by John Halpin 2014, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Rapson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • 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
    Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
    For services in Minesweeping Operations between 1st July and 31st December 1918. London Gazette 17 October 1917, p12781 AWMM

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Rapson was employed on ss Simplon owned by Auckland City Council. The trawler was chartered by the New Zealand Government in 1918 for minesweeping and the crew including Rapson were provided with the charter. They were assisted by Royal Australian Naval Brigade (RANB) which was responsible for exploding the discovered mines that had previously been laid by the german raider Wolf. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • 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
    Scottish Masonic Centre, 59 Grey St, Onehunga, Auckland 1061 AWMM

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Sources

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