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William Percival Abraham

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Percival AWMM
  • Surname
    Abraham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/152 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 February 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    28 February 1893 Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Place of birth
    Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Birth notes
    Parents: Edward and Mary Ann (nee McVicer) Abraham. Public - Paul - Researcher - 16 March 2015 - New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Bank of New Zealand, Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Abraham (father), Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand 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 7/152 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Joined Bank of New Zealand on 1 February 1911 and at Kaikoura branch at time of enlistment. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Abraham was the son of Edward and Mary Abraham, of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

    Sergeant Abraham was killed in action in a night attack during the August Offensive. His body was recovered and identified.

    Date of death may have been 6 August or 7 August 1915.

    Arrived Suez, Egypt on 3 December 1914. Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.' AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    6 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM II. B. 7. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque is now situated on the ground floor of Bank of New Zealand at Harbour Quays, Welling Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Museum
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Kaikoura War Memorial, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 AWMM
    • Kaikoura Anglican Church, 29 Torquay St, Kaikoura AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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  • William Percival Abraham born 28 Feb 1893 at Kaikoura, son of Edward Luke and Mary Ann Abraham Enlisted in Cant Mounted Rifles at Nelson 17 August 1914. Was a Trooper Sergt. Died 6-7 August 1915, his body was recovered and identified and he is buried in the 7th Field ambulance Cemetery.
    Public - Patricia - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War. Research completed by Paul Hickford (2014-2017). AWMM
    • New Zealand World War I service personnel and reserves index [electronic resource]. (2002). Auckland, N.Z.: St Johns Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 2 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM

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26 April 2015Patricia Oxford New ZealandOther Relative
16 March 2015Paul West Auckland, New ZealandResearcher

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