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William Percy Farmer

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Farmer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 45374 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 July 1884 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaikinoWaikato Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs, J.W. Farmer (mother), Waikino, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 45374 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 Unknown AWMM Blacksmith/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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      153 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Farmer was the son of Mrs. J. W. Farmer, of Waikino, Upper Thames, New Zealand.

    Embarked Wellington, 26 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched in to 5th Reserve Bn, Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 9 September 1917.
    Joined 3rd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 17 September 1917, and posted to A Company.
    Wounded in action, 12 October.
    Now, 15 November 1917, reported wounded and missing.
    Court of Enquiry, 18 April 1918, concluded 'Killed in action, 12 October 1917'.

    Parents: James William (b. Canada) and Eliza (b. New Zealand) FARMER AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium 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
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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