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William Amos Balsom

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Amos AWMM
  • Surname
    Balsom AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    63811 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1896 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 July 1917 AWMM Mangorei, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Jane Balsom (mother), Mangorei, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 November 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    63811 AWMM
  • Military service
    11th Taranaki Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 24 July 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farmer/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      156 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Balsom was the son of Mr Robert Harland Balsom and Mary Jane Balsom, of Mokau, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Born at Geraldine, New Zealand.

    Four sons, brothers served in WW1: William Amos Balsom (63811) died of wounds and Charles Thomas Balsom (23/1320); James Clement Balsom (81107), Cecil John Balsom (20282). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France AWMM III. C. 25. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • William was my Dad's uncle (my Nana's brother). Very emotional even after all these years.
    Public - Irene - Other relative - 24 April 2017

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24 April 2017Irene Willits, CAOther relative