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William Frederic Cresswell

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  • Service number
    South African 1159 AWMM
  • Also known as
    William Frederick Creswell AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Frederic AWMM
  • Surname
    Cresswell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Frederick Creswell AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 1159 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1873 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 March 1900 AWMM Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.D. Cresswell (father), Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 1159 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Mar 1900 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    WaimeaNelson 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 feet 3' inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Troopship Tagus - Hospital at sea. Admitted 22 June 1901 with jaundice. Discharged 28 June 1901. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Cresswell married Eliza Martha Castle in 1903. They had seven children. AWMM
    • Son of William Daniel & Elizabeth Fanny (nee St John) Cresswell - of Stoke, Nelson. Father William Cresswell was a groundsman/gardener at the historic Isel Park House, Stoke, Nelson.
      Brother of Private Alfred Edward Cresswell : NZEF Service # 6/1500 - Canterbury Infantry Regiment NZEF - who was killed in action - 17 September 1916 - at the Somme, France. Albert had served at Gallipoli from the ANZAC landings to the evacuation. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 9 November 2017 - Family.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1952 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
    RiwakaTasman AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Riwaka Cemetery, Tasman District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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09 November 2017Jenifer WairarapaResearcher
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