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Edward Williams

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 781 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 781 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2808 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 November 1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs S. Grindle (aunt), Blackball, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2808 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown 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, WWI AWMM
      5' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      160 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Joined Bn at Mudros, 30 September 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 30 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Transferred to 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Ismailia, 4 March 1916.
    Promoted Corporal, 4 March 1916.
    Attached to strength of NZ Infantry Brigade Training Bn, Moascar, 25 March 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 14 April 1916.
    Discharged from Aotea Convalescent Home to duty, 6 May 1916 (inflamed gums).
    Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 June 1916, and marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Sling Camp, 15 June 1916.
    Promoted Sergeant, 14 April 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 20 October 1916; rejoined 2nd Bn, in the field, 8 November 1916.
    Reverted to the ranks at own request, 31 January 1917.
    Promoted Sergeant, 14 February 1917.
    Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 June 1917 (sprained ankle), and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 5 June 1917 (disability trivial: CO stated soldier in no way to blame); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 22 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 July 1917.
    Wounded in action, 9 August 1917 (gassed); admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 10 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 14 August 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 27 October 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 November 1917.
    Admitted to 4th NZ Field Ambulance, 15 December 1917 (bronchitis), and transferred to 2nd NZ Field Ambulance; to 1st NZ Field Ambulance, 20 December 1917; discharged to duty, 28 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 29 December 1917.
    On leave to Paris, 8 July 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 23 July 1918.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 24 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right knee), and admitted to 1st NZ Field Ambulance; transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 August 1918; to England, 29 August 1918, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 30 August 1918; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 2 October 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Tilbury on board HMNZT 'Corinthic', 12 March 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service: gun shot wound and pneumonia), 13 June 1919.
    War service: 4 years 58 days (of which 3 years 253 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 781 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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