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Wilfred Bruce Quennell

Wilfred B Quennell portrait, wounded published ?? - No known copyright restrictions

Wilfred B Quennell portrait, wounded published ?? - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Quennell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 73993 AWMM
    • WWI 8/2102 AWMM
    • WWII 822539 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 August 1894 AWMM MelbourneVictoria AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 January 1915 AWMM Embo Street, Caversham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William Bruce Quennell (father), Embo Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • William Bruce Quennell (father), Embo Street, Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Meteren, France AWMM
    16 Apr 1918-Dec 1918 AWMM
    Captured by Germans whilst with the Entrenching Battalion AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
    WW1 1 December 1918 AWMM
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Flaxen AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wound to head 9 August 1915 i Australia general Hospital, Luna Park, Suez until 16 August 1915 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Emphysema AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 17 September 1919 AWMM
    End of war AWMM
    Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He also served in the National reserve in WW2 as a private from 29 July 1940 to 4 August 1942 when he was sent to Masterton to repair chimneys demolished in the big earthquake.

    Until about 1954 he worked in his own business W.B. Quennell & Sons, then as his health began to deteriorate he became semi-retired and worked as a clerk for Cadbury Fry Hudson until several months before his death AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    • 13 February 1964 AWMM
      Age 69 AWMM
      DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 13 February 1964 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 69 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Cemetery AWMM
    • Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 40S, Plot 17 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Otago daily Times, 14 February 1964 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 April 2019Harvey CharlesChristchurch, New ZealandDirect descendant
07 August 2018Harvey CharlesChristchurchDirect descendant
10 July 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
15 March 2018PeterHobart, AustraliaOther relative

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