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William Ricketts

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ricketts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill Ricketts AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/442 AWMM
    • WWII 2/13/885 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • F. Ricketts (father), Kapuni, via Hawera, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Myrtle Alice Ricketts (wife), Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Myrtle Alice Ricketts (wife), Kapuni, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 13 November 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded 31 May 1915 and 9 August 1915 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Myrtle Alice Chisnall

    Commissioned Second Lieutenant 24 May 1917, Lieutenant 24 September 1918, Temporary Captain 1 January 1919

    Returned to NZ 11 August 1919

    Territorial Force Lieutenant 25 January 1927 posted to Retired List 14 August 1929.

    Re-enlisted in WW II

    Married Myrtle Alice Chisnall, daughter of Frederick George and Grace Chisnall of Manaia on 24 October 1917. She was born on 21 November 1897 at Christchurch

    Served on the County Council and was an executive of RSA

    Last rank held listed as Temporary Captain

    Family record birth date as 18 May 1890, other records show birth date as 20 April 1890. Not found in WW2 Nominal Rolls, possibly served with Home Service AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 April 1956 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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04 July 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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