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William Lawrence Easton

Ward War Memorial, Ward, Marlborough. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Ward War Memorial, Ward, Marlborough. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Lawrence AWMM
  • Surname
    Easton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/609 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 March 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WestportBuller District Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Railway, Ward, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.M. East on (father), Evans Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/609 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 Sapper AWMM
    CanterburyNew 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' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      145 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service
    Note: Form B103 missing from file. Record of service begins April 1917.
    Transferred to No 5 NZ Light Railway Operating Section, 25 April 1917.
    Granted extra pay while Locomotive Driver, 5 May 1917.
    On leave to England, 26 July 1917 to 6 August 1917.
    Ceased to act as Locomotive Driver, 9 August 1917.
    Overdue from leave on account of illness: admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 14 August 1917 (bronchitis); rejoined unit from hospital, 9 September 1917.
    Granted extra pay as Locomotive Driver, 12 September 1917; ceased to act as Locomotive Driver, 13 December 1917.
    Admitted to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station (sick), 13 December 1917; rejoined unit, 22 December 1917.
    Granted extra pay as Locomotive Driver, 23 December 1917.
    found guilty, 23 March 1918, of when on Active Service neglect of duty: forfeited 3 days' pay gross.
    Detached to 12th Light Railway Operating Company, 28 April 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 8 June 1918.

    Admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, while on leave, 23 October 1918; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 31 October 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Zealandic', 27 February 1919; discharged, 28 March 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 160 days (of which 4 years 79 days were abroad) 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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  • Memorial name
    Ward War Memorial, 7235 State Highway 1, Blenheim AWMM

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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: 208 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • The parting of the ways : a souvenir record of the triumphs, tribulations and maritime musings of returning draft H.M.N.Z.T No. 217, 'Zealandic'. January 18th, 1919 to February 26th, 1919. AWMM

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