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William Wallace Gunson

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Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1909 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 February 1942 AWMM Manurewa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Myrtle Gunson (wife), 16 Tiri Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    A/S CO (course 7) AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 13 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Stock Broker/Civilian AWMM
  • 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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of Disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with Philomel, Leander, Cook (Houtapu), and Tasman (Houtapu).

    At the end of the war, Wallace's next of kin was Sir James Gunson CMG (father), Totara Park, Manurewa.

    Rank last held was listed as Temporary Lieutenant AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 June 1971 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    RemueraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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