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Herbert Stevens Williams

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 32 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 32 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Herbert Stevens AWMM
    • Herbert Stephen Public - Francis - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - family papers
  • Surname
    Williams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3790 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    23/9/1886 Public - Francis - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Temuka Public - Francis - Other relative - 25 April 2017 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.R. Williams (mother), 58 John Street, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3790 AWMM
  • Military service
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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 Labourer/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Herbert Williams was the son of Emily and the late Regan Williams. Born at Temuka, New Zealand. Served in Egypt and France. AWMM
    • RAGAN Williams not Regan Public - Francis - Other relative - 22 July 2016 - The name Ragan is an old family name

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1917 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    TemukaSouth Canterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Temuka Cemetery, Temuka, Timaru District, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Plot. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
    • Military personnel file
      http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22019795
      Further Reference
    • Other military personnel file
      http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20551473
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    • SCRoll profile (South Canterbury Roll of Honour)
      https://museum.timaru.govt.nz/explore/scroll/profile?id=2444
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    • A Street Near You record
      https://astreetnearyou.org/person/642462/-
      Further Reference
    • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record
      https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/642462
      Further Reference
    • Timaru Museum Public - Francis - Other relative - 26 April 2020 - Herbert Stephen Williams, born on 23 September 1886 at Temuka, was the fourth son of Ragan and Emily (née Betteridge) Williams, of Temuka. Ragan and Emily had married in late 1873 in Gloucestershire, England, and must have come almost immediately to New Zealand, where the first of thirteen children was born in 1874. Along with his siblings, Herbert was educated at Temuka School, the family living at Arowhenua when he started in 1892. Herbert’s father died on 31 October 1908, following a serious accident a few months before. He was either knocked off his bicycle or fell off when he came across a mob of horses when going home from work between 8 and 9 o’clock at night. He was taken unconscious to a private hospital in Temuka, having suffered concussion and a nasty scalp wound. He recovered, however, only to meet with another serious accident, in October 1908, again falling from his bicycle. Having suffered a broken collarbone and head wounds, he did not regain consciousness, dying a few
  • Documents
    New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    21: 32 AWMM

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26 April 2020FrancisChristchurch, New ZealandOther relative
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