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William Howard Unwin

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  • Service number
    • WWI 3/2206 AWMM
    • 3/2206 Public - pat - Researcher - 19 July 2016 - archives NZ
  • Also known as
    W.H. AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Unwin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    W.H. AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/2206 AWMM
    • 3/2206 Public - pat - Researcher - 19 July 2016 - archives NZ
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 July 1871 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    17 July 1871 Public - pat - Researcher - 19 July 2016 - Archives NZ
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Church Street, Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/2206 AWMM
    • 3/2206 Public - pat - Researcher - 19 July 2016 - archives NZ
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 June 1916 AWMM Medical practitioner AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:

    "Dr Unwin came to New Zealand in June, 1904, and except for two intervals when he was overseas, he practised in Timaur for 40 years. During the 1914-1918 war he enlisted and went to England where he later took charge of the surgical division of No. 2 General Hospital at Walton-on-Thames.

    On his return to New Zealand, in spite of his strenuous professional duties, he still found time for drama work and for some mountaineering.

    Dr Unwin will long be remembered not only because of his skill as a surgeon, but also because of his tireless and self-sacrificing work in an endeavour to help those in need."

    (From the New Zealand Alpine Journal, Vol.XI, No. 33, June 1946) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 December 1945 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
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