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William Morton Ryburn

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 7 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Morton AWMM
  • Surname
    Ryburn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24058 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 December 1895 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James W. Ryburn (father), Sea View Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24058 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 Student/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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    • Served in ‘Dunsterforce’; an Allied military force which carried out special operations in the Southern Caucasus and Northern Iran during the First World War. Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • After WW1 he became a Christian pacifist after serving with the Auckland Regiment. On his return to New Zealand in 1919, William continued his studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin and the Presbyterian seminary, receiving a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1922. That same year he was ordained a Presbyterian minister, selected for missionary work in India. William was a prolific writer of progressive educational literature, writing over 60 books and pamphlets and was regarded as one of the leading educational authorities in the Punjab, he was conferred with a Doctor of Literature (DLitt) in 1948. In the 1967 Queen’s Birthday Honours, William was awarded the OBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) ‘For outstanding services as Presbyterian missionary and educationist’. He died in 1986.
      William is remembered on the St Luke’s Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour in Remuera, Auckland. Public - Sue - Researcher - 31 October 2021 - Remuera Heritage
      https://remueraheritage.org.nz/story/ww1-william-morton-ryburn-24058/
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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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Sources

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Contributors

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31 October 2021SueRemuera, AucklandResearcher

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