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William Angel

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Angel AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/550 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 W.H. Angel, Matakohe, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/550 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 10 May 1916 AWMM
    Medically unfit for War Service AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Letter from Willie Angell to his cousin Charles Angell:

    2ndMilitary War Hospital
    Holly Moor,
    North Field,
    Birmingham.
    18-10-15
    Dear Cousin,

    You will be surprised to hear from me but I wrote to your mother and she was kind enough to give me your address and having nothing to do just now I thought I would scribble you a few lines. This is my first visit to England and I am glad to say I like it very much and hope to see a great deal of it before I leave. I don’t know whether you knew that you had relatives in New Zealand. Your father was my father’s brother. When the war began I enlisted and came to that nice little place called the Dardanelles and I can tell you we had quite a lively time there but I had the bad luck to get a piece of shrapnel in my right hand. It was thought at first that I should lose my right hand but I wouldn’t let them take it off but they took one of my fingers the middle one but my hand is almost well. I expect to be out of the hospital in another week. I hope so at anyrate as I am tired and sick of this life. I have never been shut up so long in my life but of course we get splendid treatment here but I would sooner be back in the firing line than be shut up here for weeks at a time. Some people came last week with a motor and took some of us for a drive. It was grand. I never enjoyed a ride so much before and I think England a very pretty place. Of course we didn’t go far, only through Birmingham and North Field but it was nice. I have promised to go and see your mother when I get furlow. I am getting fourteen days. I should like to see you if I can. After that I suppose I shall very likely go to France. I would much sooner go to France than back to the Dardanelles. For one reason I want to see France and if I get there I shall be satisfied. I only had my finger taken off last Thursday, week tomorrow and my hand is rather stiff and a little painful at times but the stitches are making it sore. I have another brother wounded in Malta and another in the peninsular so you can see that there are three of us. Perhaps you will get tired of reading this scribble. I think I will close. Hoping you are in the best of health. Excuse my scribble. Wishing you will reply I remain yours Cousin,

    Willie Angell

    Private W Angell
    16/550 Holly Moor
    North Field
    Birmingham AWMM
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Death

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  • Place of death
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 17 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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