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William Ledger Buss

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ledger AWMM
  • Surname
    Buss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 19341 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1910 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 19341 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.35 Farmer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.35
    ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.35
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Buss was the son of William James Pemberton Buss and of Mary Buss (nee Blackett), of Hawarden, North Canterbury. New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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
    • Column 102, Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Family plot memorial; Block AN3 Plot 29; Waimairi Cemetery; 195 Grahams Road, Christchurch, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 September 2018 - Personal visit

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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/2120039
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • 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
      p.35 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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29 September 2018SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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