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John Nathaniel Williams

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Nathaniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Nat AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/484 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1878 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    24th January 1880 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    London, England Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 June 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Col. Sir Robert Williams, 1st Bart., and Lady Williams, of Bridehead, Dorchester, England Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 June 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Colonel Robert Williams (father), Bride Head, Dorchester, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/484 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Metallurgist/Civilian 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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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • John Williams was the son of Col. Sir Robert Williams, 1st Bart., and Lady Williams of Bridehead, Dorchester, England.

    Educated at Eton and Oxford.

    Employed by Waihi Gold Mining Coy., Ltd.

    Close friend of Gerald (Tad) Morpeth (12/416)

    Decreased his age from 36 to 34 at enlistment (Morpeth (2008) p. 4) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
    In a casualty list of last week appeared the name Trooper. J N Williams, Auckland Battalion, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles.- He was a son of Colonel R. Williams, V D, Dorsetshire Englahd, a member of the British House of Commons.
    Trooper J. N. Williams was educated at Eton and was an enthusiastic croket player, and visited, New 'Zealand some years ago with Lord .Hawkes' cricket team, later spending a couple of years on the East Coast stations, where he had many friends. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 June 2023 - POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLII, ISSUE 13716, 21 JUNE 1915, PAGE 4
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St John's Anglican Church, Waihi AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Morpeth, T. (2008). The "Waiheathens" at Gallipoli. Waihi, N.Z.: A.P. Morpeth. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2010-22. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 783 AWMM
    • Mosley, C. (Ed). (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (107th edition). Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. 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
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
08 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
02 February 2015PatAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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