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William George Cavenett

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 118 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 118 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Cavenett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/324 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1889 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Port PirieSouth Australia Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/324 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
    WW1 AucklandNew 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      145 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 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



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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
      Page No: 118 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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