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William Birss

1/4 portrait of Private William Birss, Reg. No. 3/1823 of the New Zealand Medical Corps. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B1461. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Private William Birss, Reg. No. 3/1823 of the New Zealand Medical Corps. (Photograph …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Birss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1823 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • W. Birss (father), Lytton Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • W. Birss (father), Lytton Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • W. Birss (father), Lytton Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • W. Birss (father), Lytton Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1823 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Agatha Gorrie Moodie, married 1917.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 May 1938 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, St Matthew-in-the-city Anglican Church, 187 Federal Street (Corner of Hobson & Wellesley), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      15: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      29: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      73: 1 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      79: 7 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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