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William Douglas Gow

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Gravestone, Featherston Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Adele Pentony Graham) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Gow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    90694 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
    Unknown AWMM Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr I.B. Gow (brother), Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    90694 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
  • 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 Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of broncho pneumonia following influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private William Gow was the son of William James and Jane Gow (nee Taylor)

    Prior to enlistment he was employed by the Bank of New Zealand.

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.' AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Grave 556. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Cambridge War Memorial, Queen Street, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3288 AWMM
    • Hautapu RSA Memorial 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, Leamington, Cambridge AWMM
    • Cambridge Cenotaph, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434 AWMM
    • Cambridge World War One War Memorials AWMM

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