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Edric Beetham Williams

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edric Beetham AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    57699 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1884 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
    Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 April 1917 AWMM Waipuna, Otane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Williams, Waipuna, Otane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    57699 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 23 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Sheep farmer 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      174 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      E.W. on inner side of left forearms AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Influenza AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edric Williams was the son of James Nelson Williams and Mary Margaret Williams.

    Husband of Christina Barbara nee McKenzie; father of Maggie Mary born 1913.

    "Joined the N.Z.F.A. at Featherston Camp, hoping to get away as soon as possible. Unfortunately his wishes were never fulfilled owing to ill-health, which on more than one occasion interfered with his training, and finally deprived him of his life. Few of the many who have passed through this School have been more universally beloved than he was. Fortunate in worldly possessions, money had no value for him except in the power that it gave to do kind and helpful things to others. His friends were in all classes of society, though he never courted popularity. At all times natural, he simply could not show side, and loathed anything at all underhand. In every mood, whether serious or humorous, he was never anything but a gentleman, and his death, coming as it did after the armistice had been signed, made the sorrow to his friends only greater. Had it not been for his kindly nature and self-sacrifice during the influenza epidemic, he might have been alive to-day. At the time of his death, in November, 1918, he was Battery Sergeant-Major." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    22 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM 29. B. AWMM
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