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William Joseph Byrne

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Byrne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 203 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 203 AWMM
  • Military service
    Otago Hussars AWMM
  • 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
    South Africa Miller/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Hit by a shell in the head AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Two sons, brothers, served in the Boer War, 203 William Joseph Byrne kia at Klipriversburg and Dudley Alexander Byrne (2347 13386)

    Bryne was promoted to the non-commissioned rank of Corporal while in South Africa.

    He was killed by a shell at Klipdrift, near Johannesberg. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Soldiers' Cemetery, Johannesburg, South Africa AWMM
    • Kilpriversburg Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 5 June 1900 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart memorial, Timaru AWMM

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  • William was born in 29 May 1876 in Timaru and Died in South Africa 28th May 1900.
    Public - Malcolm - Other Relative - 20 May 2015
    Report 
  • William was a brother to Daniel Joseph Byrne, who in turn was my great grandfather on my grandmothers side of the family.
    Public - Malcolm - Other Relative - 20 May 2015
    Report 

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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31 March 2021KevinSouth AfricaResearcher
20 May 2015MalcolmDarfieldOther Relative

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