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Bright Ernest Williams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bright Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14896 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1897 AWMM RissingtonHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Mar 1916 AWMM Rissington, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Albert Williams (father), Rissington, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 26 June 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Messines AWMM
    • Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14896 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Mar 1916 AWMM Labourer/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey blue AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded gsw left thigh 1917 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Increased age by 3 years to enlist

    Williams fought at Messines where he was a battalion messenger. He was involved in the battle for the village of Passchendaele in the Ypres district. It was here, on October 12 1917, that he was wounded by three machine-gun bullets.

    Repatriated to New Zealand in December 1917 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 February 2003 AWMM
    Age 105 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 39 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 17 February 2003, p. A5 AWMM
    • Sunday Star Times AWMM
      Sunday Star Times 22 February 2003 AWMM
    • Bright Williams: the last man standing. (2003). Director: Jim Greenhough. DVD, 24 mins. AWMM
      Also screened on Prime TV on Armistice Day (Nov 11) 2003 AWMM