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William James Robson Mackwood

  • Service number
    WWI 23403 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Bob Mackwood Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Cemetery Headstone
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 28 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William James Robson AWMM
  • Surname
    Mackwood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bob Mackwood Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Cemetery Headstone
  • Service number
    WWI 23403 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Military Personnel File

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
    William Mackwood (father), Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23403 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
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William and Mary A. Mackwood, of Finlayson Brook Road, Waipu AWMM
    • Both of his parents were born in England. Three brothers enlisted and served overseas – Francis Mitchell (72989), John Herbert (25/776), & William James Robson (24303).

      He married Hazel Gertrude RUSSELL (1896-1972). They had six children. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 17 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

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  • Death
    23 July 1930 Public Source
  • Date of death
    23 July 1930 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Age at death
    42 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of death
    Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Cause of death
    Shock following burns Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Auckland Council Online Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Area 1 Bk B Lot 57 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Auckland Council Online Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    RAILWAY FATALITY. PINNED UNDER BOILER. MAN DIES OF BURNS.
    A verdict of accidental death was returned by the coroner at Otahuhu yesterday at the resumed inquest concerning the death of William James Robson Mackwood, who died from injuries received in an accident on July 23 when a donkey engine overturned at Mahia, Manurewa. Mr. R. H. Mackay represented the relatives of deceased, and Mr. V. R. Meredith the Railway Department. Dr. C. C. Jenkins said Mackwood was extensively scalded by steam on the face and arms and chest. Thomas Sutton, the ganger in charge of the work at the time of the accident, said the engine was returning after having taken a load across the filling, when it left the line and fell over the bank. Witness did not know what had caused the accident. When he examined the rails later he found everything in order.
    The engine driver, Leonard Newberry, said Mackwood was pinned underneath the boiler and was burned by escaping steam and water. (AUCKLAND STAR, 5 SEPT 1930) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 22 June 2018 - Papers Past Online
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