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William Edward Vague

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Vague AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Edmund vague AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21915 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Westerfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edmund Vague (father), Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 August 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21915 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 Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      143 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edmund and Margaret Patton Vague, of 24, North Rd., Papanui, Christchurch

    Educated at Moeraki, Stoke and Rangiora Schools, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.

    Embarked Dunedin, 21 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 24 October 1916; marched into Sling Camp, 25 October 1915.
    Marched out Sling Camp, and proceeded overseas to France, 15 November 1916; marched in NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 16 November 1916.
    Joined A Company, 4 Bn, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, in the field, 4 December 1916.
    Admitted to Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 March 1917 (scabies); rejoined unit, 19 March 1917.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (mumps); transferred to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 11 April 1917; rejoined unit, 22 May 1917.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 24 June 1917 (scabies); transferred to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit, 28 August 1917.
    Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917 (scabies); transferred to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1917.
    Attached to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 27 October 1917; marched out to segregation, Etaples, 11 November 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, from segregation, 19 December 1917.
    Rejoined unit, 13 January 1918.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 31 January 1918; rejoined unit, 15 February 1918.
    Wounded in action and admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, then No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 29 March 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen).
    Died of wounds, 29 March 1918.

    Parents: Edmund and Margaret Patton Vague, 24 North Road, Papanui, Christchurch AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France AWMM V. B. 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: The Star, 30 April 1918 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Ashburton War Memorial, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM

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