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William Thomas Killery

Portrait of William Killery (2/270). Image kindly provided by Joan Pryde (November 2016). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of William Killery (2/270). Image kindly provided by Joan Pryde (November 2016). Image has …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Killery AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/270 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 January 1875 AWMM GoldsboroughWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM R.N.Z.A., Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Clerk AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Killery, care of J. Percy, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/270 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Thomas KILLERY was 3rd of 9 children born to William KILLERY &
    Catherine nee O’CONNOR. William Thomas KILLERY (the 2nd) was born 23
    January 1875 in Goldsborough. He married 24 June 1920 to Mary MUSGROVE who
    was born 1888 & died 1969. William Thomas KILLERY (the 2nd) died 03
    Jul 1940 & is buried at Karori, Wellington. William & Mary had 3
    children – 1. Joan Lena VERRALL nee KILLERY (1923-1986); 2. William Thomas
    KILLERY (the 3rd) (1925-2005); and 3. Elizabeth Catherine PRYDE (nee
    KILLERY) (1928-1994).

    William Thomas KILLERY’s brother also served; his number was
    8/3656. Thomas Michael KILLERY, 5th of 9 children born to William
    KILLERY & Catherine nee O’CONNOR. Thomas Michael KILLERY was born 23
    Jul 1880 Goldsborough. He died 14 May 1944 and is buried at Karori,
    Wellington. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 64 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers, Plot 19 XX AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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