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William Hornby

Bomb William Hornby (2/1177), Purewa Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Bomb William Hornby (2/1177), Purewa Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Hornby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1177 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 Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Hornby, Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1177 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Hornby was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hornby, of Sawyer's Bay, Otago, New Zealand. Born at Port Chalmers, Dunedin. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    29 March 1920 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Pneumonia Public - Steven James - Other relative - 19 April 2017 - Papers Past reference
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block F Row 44 Plot 212 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • You were my father's uncle and he told us what little he knew about you. It is tragic that you died the way you did. You were my Grandad's big brother and from the family photo I've seen you were a fit, healthy young man. I have seen records in papers Past and you were often mentioned as having academic success. Your name is on the memorial at Sawyer's Bay and we won't ever forget your sacrifice.Rest in Peace Great Uncle William.
    Public - steve - Other Relative - 28 August 2015



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20 January 2020AllanRotoruaResearcher
19 April 2017Steven James cartertonOther relative
28 August 2015stevecartertonOther Relative

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