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William James Abbott

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Kemal Ataturk Memorial, Gallipoli (photo taken by Shannon Corbett in 1996). - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James AWMM
  • Surname
    Abbott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1872 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1887 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Essex, England Public - Faye Renira - Other relative - 7 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Hauraki Plains, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kopuarahi, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand (farming with Parents) Public - Faye Renira - Other relative - 7 April 2016 - Book, by Rufus E. Tye, 1974 Hauraki Plains Story, published by Thames Valley News. (refer photo page 44)
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Tira Martin Abbott (wife), 91 Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    • Married 13th August, 1913 Registrars Office, Mary Street, Thames, NZ Public - Faye Renira - Other relative - 7 April 2016 - Marriage Register No.13/4711, District of Thames, NZ

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1872 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Faye Renira - Other relative - 7 April 2016 - ss "Athenic" passenger list dated 21 August, 1908 ex London
  • 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Abbott was the son of Mr and Mrs W.J. Abbott, of Kapuraki, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand.

    Arrived Suez, Egypt on 25 Mary 1915

    Private Abbott was killed in a charge at the Pinnacle during the August Offensive on 7 August 1915

    Joined unit at Gallipoli, 8 June 1915.
    Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 22 July 1915; rejoined unit, same day (no further details recorded).
    Killed in action, 8 August 1915.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: Mr & Mrs WJ Abbott, Kapuraki, Hauraki Plains AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 2 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
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