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William Sidney

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New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Sidney AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William Sidney AWMM
    • William SYDNEY Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Tikitiki Church's War Memorial (incorrectly spelt)
  • Service number
    WWI 16/591 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 May 1876 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    18 May 1876 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mrs. W. Sidney, of Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Tuahine Haereone Sidney, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • husband of Tuahine (Amy) Haereone SIDNEY Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Egyptian - Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/591 AWMM
  • Military service
    Feb 1915-Aug 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 511955 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    39yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Mrs W Sidney of Tologa Bay, Gisborne. AWMM
    • Sept 1915 - Pvte. W. Sidney, killed in action, was also a Gisborne member of the Maori Contingent. He is a brother of Mrs Collier of Awapuni and enlisted from Te Karaka.

      William & his brother Thomas Phillip Sidney enlisted at the same time Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Poverty Bay Herald Sept 1915
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    39yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Estimated from Birthdate
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-sidney
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Ahakoa kaore au i tutaki ki a koe papa i te mohio au kei reira koe i te wa katoa e tiaki ana i oku tipuna kei to taha, i a matau hoki, te hunga ora.
    Me tino tiaki koe i taku papa, katahi ka rere atu a ia ki a koutou me taku mama hoki.
    I tu o mokopuna a Tumanako McGhie raua ko Dakota Sidney i te hui aroha o Te Hokowhitu i tera tau. Hei aha? Hei honore i a koe i a koutou papa.
    Nga mihi
    Na to mokopuna-Cynthia Sidney
    Public - Cynthia - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
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24 April 2020CynthiaGisborneDirect descendant
05 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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