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William Leith Rackham

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 600 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 600 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Leith AWMM
  • Surname
    Rackham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2587 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 August 1891 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
    London, England AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 7 April 1915 AWMM 28 Opoho Road, North-East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rackham (mother), 28 Opoho Road, North-East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2587 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 7 April 1915 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      13 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, Dardanelles August 1915, and shock AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Dysentery AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Enteritis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Hannah Rackham

    Husband of Mabel Violet Louisa nee Smith married 1919.

    Appointed Cook, 1917

    Served 3 years 214 days

    Three sons, brothers enlisted in WW1 William Leith Rackham (12/2587) and Benjamin Albert Rackham (63212) and in Australia Frank Rackham (15621) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 2 January 1956 AWMM
      Age 65 AWMM
      DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 2 January 1956 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 65 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 Ashes Block 45S. Plot 28 AWMM
    • Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 45S, Plot 28 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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