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Maxwell William Compton

  • Service number
    WWI 14/104 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • William Maxwell Compton AWMM
    • Max AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Group photograph, 8 soldiers posed in front of tents, September/October 1914. Likely to have been taken at Alexandra Race Course, Epsom. Message on back: 'Having a fine time in Auckland probably going this week or early next. Photo was taken last Sunday morning after church parade. These are the occupants of our tent. Back row feft to right: G. Frankpitt (14/107), K. Roughton (14/119), C. Carter, Max Compton (14/104), J. Bryson (14/100). Front row left to right: W. Cathro, N. Souness (10/523), J. Cabot [signed] Max'. Photograph originally on postcard stamped card, not posted. Note - K. Broughton is Norman Keith Roughton (14/119); C. Carter is Charles Denby Carter (14/102); W. Cathro is William Nichol Cathro; N. Sousness is Neil Souness (10/523); J. Cabot is John Frederick Cabot (10772). Image kindly provided by Max's daughter). Image as no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maxwell William AWMM
  • Surname
    Compton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William Maxwell Compton AWMM
    • Max AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14/104 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 August 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 510 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Compton, 510 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14/104 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Driver/Military AWMM
    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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Known as Max. Birth registered as William Maxwell Compton. AWMM

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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