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William Brown Braidwood

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Portrait of W. B. Braidwood. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of W. B. Braidwood. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known c …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Brown AWMM
  • Surname
    Braidwood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 57933 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 April 1897 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie Braidwood (mother), 2 Wanganui Avenue, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 57933 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 Ironmonger/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 0" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Braidwood was the son of Thomas and Jessie Braidwood, of 2, Wanganui Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Embarked Wellington, 24 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 31 May 1918, and marched in to Australian Camp.
    Embarked Alexandria, 4 July 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 18 July 1918, and marched in to NZ Field Artillery Depot, Ewshott.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 9 September 1918; marched out to unit from Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1918.
    Posed to 3rd Battery, 1st Brigade, 17 September 1918.
    Wounded in action, 1 October 1918 (multiple shrapnel wounds), and admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to 34th Casualty Clearing Station.
    Died of wounds, 5 October 1918 Gun shot wound, right leg; feet shattered).

    Parents: Thomas and Jessie Braidwood (both b. Glasgow, Scotland), 2 Wanganui Avenue, Auckland AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM XVI. C. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      81: 20 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, Third term. pp.22-23. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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