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William Evelyn Francise Flower

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Re …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Evelyn Francise AWMM
  • Surname
    Flower AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • William Evelyn Francise di Delle-Flower AWMM
    • Delle-Flower AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/296 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 January 1885 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Grey Street, Shortland, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Margaret Isabel Flower (wife), Grey Street, Shortland, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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    • William Flower was the son of Annie Flower, of Parkstone, Dorset, England; husband of Margaret I. Flower, of Dunedin, New Zealand.

      Military personnel file listed at Archives New Zealand as FLOWER, William Evelyn Francis - WW1 12/296 - Army. Name listed as Flower on the Nominal Roll. Listed at Archives New Zealand for Army General Staff file: Territorial Force 1913 - 1915 as William Evelyn Francise di Delle-Flower. Morpeth, T. (2008). uses the name W. Delle-Flower. Date of death may have been 25 April through 29 April 1915. AWMM
    • Born Maida Vale, London, Parents George Flower, Annie Helena nee Lund.
      Married 12 May 1913, Presbyterian Church, Renwick.
      Spouse, Margaret Isobel Brydon, born 18 February 1890, Renwick, died 18 June 1972, Blenheim.
      widow was a member of the New Zealand contingent to the 50th commeration at Gallipoli, 1965.
      Attended Winchester College, England.
      Civilian employment New Zealand: Inspector Department of Agriculture; temporary 18/03/1911; permanent 17/09/1912. Places of Employment, Marlborough, Oamaru, Thames. Public - John - Other Relative - 22 July 2015 - Birth place & parents; military record; Marriage registration RG (digital) 1913/3808.
      Wife's birth & death RG (digital) 1890/2816 & 1972/34187.
      1965 contingent to Gallipoli, NA ref R17723190.
      Civilian employment: NZ Gazette, 31 Oct 1912, p.3139; Marlborough Express 5 May 1915.
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About death

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  • Death
    1915 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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06 December 2015AWMMAucklandResearcher
22 July 2015JohnNew ZealandOther Relative

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