William George AWMM
Also known as
WWI 12/324 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Striling Hotel, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs J. Cavenett (mother), Queen Street, Solomon Town, Port Pirie, South Australia AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 9" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
145 lb AWMM
Embarked for Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.
Embarked to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 July 1915 (gastritis); transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros; to Malta, 5 August 1915, and admitted to Valetta Hospital; to England, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 1 September 1915; discharged to NZ Command Depot, 3 September 1915. Attached to NZ Base Depot, 11 January 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, and marched into NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 7 June 1916.
Admitted to North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin: slight); transferred to England, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 7 April 1917; transferred to Dysentery Depot, Barton, 3 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch, 18 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 July 1917, to report to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 6 August 1917.
Found guilty, 26 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 5 pm, 19 August, to 10 pm, 20 August 1917: forfeited 2 days' pay.
Attached to Anzac Provost Corps, 29 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 May 1918; joined No 1 Entrenching Bn, in the field, 12 May 1918; transferred to NZ Cyclists' Bn, 16 August 1918.
Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board 'Ionic', 14 March 1919; discharged, 22 May 1919.
Total war service: 4 years 283 days (of which 4 years 193 days were abroad).
Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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William George Cavenett
I found this relative of mine via the publication [booklet] "The Cavenett Family in Australia 1840-1970"; my aunt gave my sister, brother, myself and our cousin, a copy each, in the 1970s. I have only just had a look at it, when adding my mother's side of the family to my family tree; there I found one William George Cavenett [1890-1967; I have noted the discrepancy with the military records][DCM, star,Br. W.M.]. It says he married twice; three children by his first marriage and one by his second marriage.
It is ANZAC DAY and I had remembered that several of my relatives [in the Cavinett publication] have Military records, so I googled this one and arrived at this site. I have a military history [modest] myself and I believe that makes me interested in those that have served.
Public - John - Other relative - 26 April 2016
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 118 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
|26 April 2016||John||College Park, South Australia||Other relative||
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