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William James Foley

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Foley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    71925 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1920 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 3 Rosiland Street, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr M.F. Foley (father), 3 Rosiland Street, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    71925 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Foley was the son of Michael Francis Foley and of Theresa Julia Florence Foley (nee Ford), of Stratford. Taranaki, New Zealand.

    He was killed in a direct hit by a mortar bomb. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    La RomolaItaly AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VIII. D. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Roll of Honour

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  • To an Uncle I never got to meet as the war got in the way ,but I'm so proud to have been named after you , as it is ANZAC Day tomorrow I will be up bright and early with my Wife to attend the 100th memorial service .God Bless Uncle Bill ,and yes I will be proudly wearing your medals ,Your nephew William James Foley ,
    Public - Foley - Direct descendant - 23 April 2016
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Sources

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26 April 2016FOLEYNEW PLYMOUTH , TARANAKIDirect descendant

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