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William George Edmunds

1/4 portrait of Lance Corporal William George Edmunds, Reg No 54853, of the 28th Reinforcements, E Company. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-E3675. No known copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Edmunds AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William George Edmunds Junior AWMM
    • Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 54853 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 February 1917 AWMM 25 Tranmere Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William George Edmunds (father), 25 Tranmere Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 July 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 54853 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William George and Sarah Elizabeth Edmunds

    Husband of Jeanne Gordon Carrie m1919

    He did not serve as a cadet because of a hernia

    Attested 5 February 1917

    Served 1 year 286 days

    Another number is recorded on papers his son has: 24803 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1932 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block A Row 22 Plot 45 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 4 Feb 2016 In memory of my loving father who I never got to know.
    Public - Trevor Donald - Child - 4 February 2016



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