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Allen Douglas Williams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allen Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 32555 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1882 AWMM Te AuteHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.O. Williams (wife), Lulworth, Havelock North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 July 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32555 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 24 July 1916 AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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  • Son of Allen Marsh and Isabel Buchanan Williams.

    Douglas Williams married Clara Olive Knight (known as Olive) on 21 January 1908, at St John the Baptist Church, Dannevirke.

    Gained Second Lieutenant's commission on 12 June 1917 (Studholme 1928).

    "Exceedingly well known and deservedly popular throughout Hawke’s Bay on account of his fine character, fell in action near Beaumont Hamel, receiving a bullet wound behind the ear at a time when he and a brother officer were sniping. Fire opened upon them from an unexpected quarter, and he passed away without uttering a word. He left N.Z. with the 27th Reinforcements as 2nd Lieutenant in the infantry, arriving in France November, 1917. Both he and his brother came here in 1895, the former being in the XV. of 1900 and 1901, also in the crew during his last year. His loss to the community is a severe one, and will be regretted by many, more especially those with whom he was associated. A fellow officer, writing to his wife, spoke of his splendid ideals and conduct as an example to all, his cheerfulness and humour under the worst conditions being a great help, and his splendid patriotism and sense of duty absolutely infectious." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    27 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      68: 3 AWMM
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 311. 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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