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William Gilbert Mair



  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Mair AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
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Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Rangiaowhia (21 February 1864) AWMM
    • Orakau (31 March 1864) AWMM
    • Orakau (31 March 1864) AWMM
    • Matata AWMM
    • Siege of Te Teko AWMM
    • East Coast War AWMM
    • 1868-1872 Campaigns against Te Kooti, 1868-1872 AWMM
    • 1868-1872 Campaigns against Te Kooti, 1868-1872 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Militia AWMM
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  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William G. Mair was one of twelve children to Elizabeth Gilbert Puckey and Gilbert Mair, a merchant trader in kauri gum.

    Two of his brothers, Cpt. Henry Abbott Mair and Cpt. Gilbert Mair, were also both active in the New Zealand Wars. See Henry and Gilbert's individual Cenotaph records for more details. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1912 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
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  • External links
  • References
    • Gudgeon, T. (1887). The defenders of New Zealand : being a short biography of colonists who distinguished themselves in upholding Her Majesty's supremacy in these islands. Auckland, N.Z.: H. Brett. AWMM
      Gudgeon, Thomas Wayth. Defenders of New Zealand, p. 128-134 AWMM
    • Jocelyn Veale photographs. PH-1998-89. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. AWMM
    • Mair Family. Family papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1618. AWMM
    • Mair, William Gilbert. Diaries 1876-1912. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-187. AWMM

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