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Edward Willis

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  • Service number
    • WWI 11/1091 AWMM
    • South African 3682 AWMM
    • SA War: 708 & 3682 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: Wellington M.R., NZ Rifle Brigade; 12th Rfts; NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 786 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 786 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Willis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/1091 AWMM
    • South African 3682 AWMM
    • SA War: 708 & 3682 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 13 September 1877 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
    13 Sept 1877 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Lower Hutt, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Henry & Effie Willis Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Mangatokerau, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand AWMM
    • SA War: Ashburton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - MilitaryRecord
  • Post war occupation
    Shepherd Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - MilitaryRecord
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Effie Willis (mother), 62 Tainui Terrace, Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Father: Henry Willis, Box 849, G.P.O., Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
    • SA War: Father - Henry Willis, Ashburton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - MilitaryRecord
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1919 married Jane Sutherland Cormack Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    WWI: Egyptian, Egyptian E F & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: Wellington M.R., NZ Rifle Brigade; 12th Rfts; NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/1091 AWMM
    • South African 3682 AWMM
    • SA War: 708 & 3682 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Military service
    SA War: 1900-1902; WWI 1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    SA War Medals 1901 & 1902 with 3 clasps
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Ashburton City Guards Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WWI: Shepherd at Tolaga Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
    • SA War: Shepherd & Machinist Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - MilitaryRecord
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 22yrs 5mths & 23yrs; WWI: 37yrs 3mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

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
    • SA War: 1901 Rhuematic Fever - invalided home; Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
    • WWI: Apr 1916 suffered from Haemorrhoid; Oct 1918 scabies Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    SA War: Lance Corporal
    WWI: Sergeant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His father was named Henry Willis. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1966 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 90 AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 Sept 1966 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record & Waitakere City Council Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    89yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record & Waitakere City Council Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Devenport, Auckland, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record & Waitakere City Council Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record & Waitakere City Council Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Plot: SOLDIERS ASH BURIAL K Row 2a, Plot 156 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record & Waitakere City Council Cemetery Records
  • 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
  • References
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 786 AWMM

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02 May 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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