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William Frederick Grupen

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Family grave memorial, Waikaraka Public Cemetery (photo Paul F. Baker). Note: Another J Thompson, with the NZ Rifle Brigade, was killed the same day. However, John Thompson served in the same Auckland Infantry Battalion as William Grupen and is assumed to be the one mentioned on the memorial stone. - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Grupen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40550 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    21 December 1895 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE9895295
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE9895295
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Grupen (mother), Queen Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 February 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40550 AWMM
  • Military service
    15.10.17 reported killed in action 4th October 1917 ; 17.10.17 discovered wounded and in hospital Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE9895295
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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 after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Joseph (John?) and Mary Grupen (nee Ballantine), of George St., Onehunga, Auckland. AWMM
    • 4 October 1917 was shot in the right side of neck at Passchendaele.
      Later during stint in Auckland Hospital (circa 15 July 1918) stated he coughed up a piece of shell. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 6 September 2015 - Archives New Zealand; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE9895295
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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