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William James Ashmore

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashmore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bill AWMM
    • Big Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    30193 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie W. Ashmore (wife), 9 Salisbury Garden Court, Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30193 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Storeman AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Of injuries after a motor accident AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Ashmore was the son of Mrs A. Bonnett; husband of Jessie Wilson Ashmore and stepfather of Jessie of Wellington

    During the Second World War, Durban was the embarkation and disembarkation port, first for the East African and Abyssinian campaigns and later for those in the Middle East and Italy. A large military hospital operated at Springfield and hospital ships plied between the port and the theatres of war in the north. Operational flights in protection of incoming and outgoing convoys and general anti-submarine patrols were conducted from the airfield to the south of Durban City. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1941 AWMM
    DurbanNatal AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa AWMM Block F. Grave 42. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    In Memorium notice: Evening Post, 2 February 1942

    In Memorium notice: Evening Post, 2 February 1945 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The Evening Post AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 10 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      In Memorium notice: Evening Post, 2 February 1942 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      In Memorium notice: Evening Post, 2 February 1945 AWMM
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