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William Arthur Gordon Henry Alvis

Portrait from Weekly News; 19 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News; 19 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Arthur Gordon Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Alvis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    542263 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    2 June 1906 Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - NZBDM Birth Registration Number 1906/13174
  • Place of birth
    Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - Parents lived in Frankton, Waikato as recorded by 1905-06 NZ Electoral Roll
  • Birth notes
    Son of Samuel Henry and Lillian (Lightfoot) Alvis Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - NZBDM Birth Registration Number 1906/13174
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Opunake, New Zealand AWMM
    • Tasman Street, Opunake Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs M.E. Alvis (mother), Tasman Street, Opunake, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs. Mavis Elsionia (Taylor) Alvis Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948 and NZBDM Marriage Registration Number 1933/7218
    • Mrs. Mavis Elsionia (Taylor) Alvis - (Wife) Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948 and NZBDM Marriage Registration Number 1933/7218
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • Married - 10 August 1933 in Taranaki Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 27 July 2019 - New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948 and NZBDM Marriage Registration Number 1933/7218

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    542263 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of sickness AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Alvis was the son of Samuel Henry and Lilian Alvis, of Opunake, Taranaki; husband of Mavis Elsionia Alvis, of Opunake. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 February 1944 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM II. D. 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Doing family history for my husband Allistair Reid. William Arthur Gordon Henry Alvis was his mothers brother. Therefore William was his uncle.
    Public - Marilyn - Direct descendant - 15 December 2015
  • I am the Grandson of William's brother, Ronald Claude Alvis. I am researching our family history and have a personal connection to ex-servicemen, having served myself. I am interested in any further info available about William, including a copy of his military record. I am also interested to know if he has any family members still alive. Rest in peace Bill, we shall not forget.

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2202932
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 12: WW2 5 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 July 2019Shane PatrickToledo, Ohio, USAOther relative
15 December 2015MarilynNew PlymouthDirect descendant
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