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William Kappely

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Kappely AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/486 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra PihamaTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lyndhurst, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Fred Kappely (father), Pihama, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/486 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 3.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Kayton and Annie Kappely, of 50, Keith St., Wanganui

    Embarked Wellington, 16 October 1914; disembarked Alexandria, 3 December 1914.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
    Admitted to No 1 australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 18 April 1915 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 22 April 1915.
    Reported missing, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.
    Court of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, 16 January 1916, concluded: 'Now believed to be killed, 28 April 1915'.

    Kayton and Annie Kappely, 50 Keith St, Wanganui AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 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
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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  • Very special to have visited Gallipoli knowing that we were able to stand at the memorial with your name and not even realise it. You are in our thoughts 101 years on. Rest in peace.
    Public - Nicole Renee - Other relative - 24 April 2016
  • Had tried to research our family history previously but to no avail and now 100 years after your death doors have been opened and within 72 hours of retrying I know so much . You were / would have been my Great Uncle and now as our family grows your name will live on
    Public - Karen - Other relative - 15 October 2015
  • Honouring your sacrifice 100 years ago this week. Your family lives on in your debt.
    Public - Brent - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2016Nicole ReneeWhangarei NZOther relative
15 October 2015KarenScotlandOther relative
25 April 2015BrentSydney, Australia Other Relative
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