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William Dawbin

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 180 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 180 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Dawbin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Joseph AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/41 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Makino, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Dawbin (father), Makino, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/41 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Dawbin was the son of William and Julia Dawbin, of Awahuri, Manawatu, New Zealand.

      Roll of Honour 1915 records place of death as Netley Hospital, Southamption AWMM
    • William Dawbin was the son of William and Julia Dawbin, of Makino near Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand. He was born in Somerset, England circa 1888, and is the brother of Walter George Boon Dawbin, who also served in World War I. The family immigrated to New Zealand in the late 1890s, They farmed firstly at Hunterville, Rangitikei district where William served in the Hunterville Mounted Rifles, 1905 - 1910. In 1912 they moved to Makino near Feilding. William was working as a farmer there for his father on his enlistment in 1914. He joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles and served in Gallipoli from the 12th - 27th May 1915. There he received a gunshot wound in his back which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was evacuated to Netley Hospital in England with the understanding he was terminally ill. William died from pneumonia at Netley Hospital on the 22nd August 1915. His parents in New Zealand, having heard of the seriousness of his wounds, travelled to England arriving in September. William was buried in Somerset. His marble headstone in England features a carved horse, spurs and other Mounted Rifles symbols. A carved wooden / treen copy of this headstone is still held by his family in New Zealand; it serves as a frame for William's photo. Public - Cindy - Researcher - 16 January 2017 - Military personnel file for William and Walter Dawbin
      Papers Past website
      Information from the Dawbin family
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About death

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  • Death
    22 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Compton Dundon (St. Andrew) Churchyard Extension, Somerset, England AWMM 5. I. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 180 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Reddiex, G.R. (2015). Just to let you know I’m still alive.
      Wellington NZ. Grantham House Publishing Public - Glenn - Researcher - 15 April 2019 - Postcard from the private collection of Glenn Reddiex, published in this book, page 169.


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15 June 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
16 January 2017CindyPalmerston North, New ZealandResearcher
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