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William David Dunbar

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William David AWMM
  • Surname
    Dunbar AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    David Williams AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3434 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 February 1888 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 August 1915 AWMM Balfour, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.J. Dunbar (mother), Dickens Street, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3434 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 23 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      January 1916, admitted to No.1 NZGH, Cairo, with ear trouble. He remained there for ten days. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Eliza June Dunbar, of 467, Adelaide Rd., Wellington, New Zealand, and the late William Dunbar.

    William Dunbar attested under the name of David Williams at Trentham.

    In the middle of April 1916 he embarked on Kinfauns Castle bound for France where he joined the 2 Battalion, Auckland Regiment.

    "On 8 September 1916 William Dunbar returned to the Front on the Somme and transferred to 10 Company. On 11 September the Battalion was camped outside the Mametz Wood. On 16 September William Dunbar received gunshot wounds to his back, arms and legs. William was evacuated to England and arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst 20 September. He died six months later from the wounds." (Church, p.101)

    Served as David WILLIAMS AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    8 March 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 2, Grave 5 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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