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William Henry Day

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 181 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 181 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Day AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/896 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
    29 February 1893 Public - Peter - Researcher - 18 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 18 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 April 1914 AWMM 7 King Street, Glenmore, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Minnie Day (sister), 42 Hawker Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/896 AWMM
  • Military service
    Engineers AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 17 April 1914 AWMM Clerk 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Diarrhoea AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Phthisis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Bronchial pneumonia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 16 September 1916 AWMM
    No longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service AWMM
    Sapper AWMM
    New Zealand Field Engineers AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Patrick M. Day, Ngakawau, Westport AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    5 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial C Row 1 Plot 54 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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Leave a tribute or memory of William Henry Day

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  • In memory of my Grand Uncle William Henry Day. I visited Gallipoli in June 2014 and left a memorial tribute in the monument at Lone Pine. A very moving visit. My father William Harold Day was named after William and so the William name flows through our family William Henry William Harold (nephew) born 1926 William Robert (me) (grand nephew) born 1948 Stuart William (great grand nephew) born 1978 William Kendal (great,great grand nephew) born 2004
    Public - William Robert - Other Relative - 22 January 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 October 2018PeterNelsonResearcher
23 January 2015William Robert WellingtonOther Relative

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