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William Brass

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 74 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 74 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Brass AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/807 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 December 1888 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hydro Grand, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Brass, Kirkwell, Orkney, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/807 AWMM
  • Military service
    Member of the Scottish Garrison Artillery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 James Gillies Brass and Isabella Bews Brass, of Kelton St. Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands.

    William Brass came from the Orkney Islands. He joined the guiding staff at the Hermitage, Mt Cook, in 1913, where he remained until the war broke out. He was a man of superb physique and perfect health, and was a great favourite with his brother guides, who appreciated his strength and his good nature. He was well-known and liked by all visitors to the Hermitage who were placed in his charge; his kind, thoughtful, and cheerful nature won for him many warm friends, and the death of such a fine man was deeply regretted by all. (from "New Zealand Alpine Journal" volume 3, No.10, March 1921) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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