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William Abraham Armstrong

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Photograph of Private William Abraham Armstrong, c.First World War. Image kindly provided by Mary Green (August 2021).

Photograph of Private William Abraham Armstrong, c.First World War. Image kindly provided by Mary Gr …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Abraham AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Armstrong AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 June 1886 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Joseph Armstrong (father), Matakohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1583 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 Farmer/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph Robert Armstrong and Sarah Ann Armstrong.

    He is remembered on his parents grave with an inscription. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland AWMM
    • Matakohe War Memorial, WW1, Matakohe, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • William was my grandfather's elder brother. He often spoke of him and how his death had devastated his mother. I intend visiting the grave to take photos to show my mother. She is now 91 years old. William was her uncle, therefore he was my great uncle.
    Public - alison olive - Direct descendant - 9 May 2017
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09 May 2017alison olive auckland nzDirect descendant
29 August 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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