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William Edward Ahearn

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories G.J. Adams - Ahearn - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories G.J. Adams - Ahearn - No known copyright …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Ahearn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Edward A'Hearn AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23661 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 September 1887 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research SydneyNew South Wales Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Ahearn (mother), 407 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23661 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 Rigger/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Served on the Western Front, 1917-1918

      At time of his death, he was married to Mary O'Hearn, of 36 Myrtle St, Sydney, Australia. His father was William O'Hearn. AWMM
    • AHEARN.—January 22, 1919, at Auckland, N.Z. on his return from three years' active service with the N. Z.E. forces, William Edward, only beloved son of Mrs. A. J. Field, late of Myrtle-street, city.

      AHEARN.—At Auckland. N.Z., after returning from active service with the N.Z. E. forces, W. B. Ahearn, mate of Sergeant W. P. Hogan, late 54th Battalion, A. I. Forces. A true pal.

      AHEARN.—At Auckland, N.Z., on his return from active service with the N.Z. E. Forces, William Edward Ahearn, loving cousin of Lill and Tom Saunders (on active service).

      AHEARN—January 22, 1919 at Auckland, N.Z., on his return from active service with the N.Z. E. forces, William Edward Ahearn, brother of Pam, and Ida. Public - Brian - Researcher - 30 June 2016 - Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February, 1919 ":
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About death

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  • Death
    22 January 1919 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Section 1. Block B. Lot 37. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 21 AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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30 June 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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