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William Gilbert Booth Bremner

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Gilbert Booth AWMM
  • Surname
    Bremner AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24852 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 May 2023 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of William G. & Mary A. Bremner, of Mangaorapa, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay - previously of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 May 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.L. Parris (aunt), 6 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24852 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Gordon and Mary Ann Bremner, of Mangaorapa, Waipukurau

    Three brothers fell in WW1 - James Halloran Bremner (11/215), John Robertson Bremner (11/213), William Gilbert Booth Bremner (24852) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel AWMM Q. 53 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    To have lost all of his three sons in the defence of the Empire, and himself to have served with the forces until put out of action to the extent of having to be invalided home, is the fine but sad record that has fallen to Mr W. G. Bremner, of Gisborne. It will be remembered that the two elder sons, Troopers James and Jack Bremner, left with the Main Body. The former died of wounds in Gallipoli, and the latter was killed in action in France, he also having been wounded on Gallipoli. The sad advice has now been received that the youngest and last son, Sergeant W. Gilbert B. Bremner, died of wounds on July 20. Educated at Waitaki Boys' High School, Sergeant Bremner joined the: clerical staff of Messrs. Murray, Roberts and Co., at Gisborne, and he enlisted as soon as he attained the military age. He was a member of the E.C.M.R., and left Gisborne to join the n.c.o camp, eventually leaving New Zealand with the 14th Mounted Reinforcements. He had been attached to the troops in Egypt, and had participated in the advance into Palestine. Like his brothers, Sergeant Bremner was a popular young man. He was a member of the Gisborne Rowing Club, and local Tennis and Golf Clubs, in which pastimes he took a keen interest. Much sympathy will be felt for the father and the aunts (Mesdames Parris, Parker, and Miss Booth) in their bereavement. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 19 June 2023 - DEATH OF SERGEANT GILBERT BREMNER.
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Today, at the ANZAC Service in Panmure Victoria, the students from Brauer College Warrnambool read out the names of the Australian and NZ soldiers killed in the battle of Beersheeba. As each name was read out, a label with the soldiers' name and rank was tied with a poppy to a chain around the Lone Pine memorial. One name read and noted in this was was you. The label and the chain will now live in the Mechanics Institute in Panmure, and I will make sure that people who see it know that you came from Gisborne NZ. So do I. We celebrated the links between NZ and Australia today, so it was fitting that you should be there with us and be named in this way.
    Public - Lisette - 25 April 2017



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
19 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2017Lisette Panmure Victoria AustraliaOther

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