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William Henry Windle

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Windle AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13960 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1917 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 June 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-henry-windle
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Denis Patrick and Elizabeth Windle, of Riversdale, Southland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 June 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/william-henry-windle
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E. Windle (mother), Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E. Windle (mother), Post Office, Riverdale, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM
    • 17 August 1942 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Lost at sea on torpedoed transport netween North Africa and Italy. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Windle was the son of Denis Patrick and Elizabeth Windle of Riverside, Southland.

    He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    at sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2769697
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 522 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 230 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Embarkation rolls B-force 8th infantry brigade group [New Zealand Military Forces - "B" Force - Embarkation Roll]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1421 (R22440171) AWMM
    • Gillespie, O. (1952). The Pacific. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • List of New Zealand of war lost on Nino Bixio, 17 August 1942 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, DA 407/13 Box 293 (R20110417) AWMM

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16 June 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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