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William Guy Dabbs

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W.G. Dabbs in uniform - No known copyright restrictions AWMM


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Guy AWMM
  • Surname
    Dabbs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24579 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Tyrone, Upper Tutaenui, Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24579 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    4 April 1916 AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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 Bronchial Pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Caroline [Isabel] Dabbs (née Sheild), of Tyrone, Marton.

    "Was to have left with the 15th Reinforcements, but had the misfortune to contract measles at Trentham which, followed by pneumonia, caused his death. He was very popular in camp and chosen for the police, receiving at the same time his first stripe. During his school days, which lasted only four terms, he suffered a good deal from illness, but became stronger when he took to an open air life, helping at home on the land. He was buried at Karori in the special corner reserved for soldiers." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Died of disease (pneumonia) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Area 8, Block G, Row 12, Plot 13. AWMM
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