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William Sheriff

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  • Service number
    WWI 30408 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Army, Stratford Home Guard Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-45 Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military record
Portrait of Private William Sheriff, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1497 70. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private William Sheriff, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1497 70. Image is subject …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Sheriff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30408 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    4 September 1886 Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    • Ireland Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military records
    • Grandad Sheriff was born on 4th September 1893 in Drumcow, Ireland. He emigrated to NZ in 1910. Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Family birth certificates.
  • Birth notes
    His mother died giving birth to him. He was her 8th child. Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Family bible in Ireland (photographed).
  • Address before enlistment
    Beaconsfield Road, Stratford Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Army documents.
  • Post war occupation
    Carrier Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Family photos and other information - directly from Grandad himself in the 1970's.
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs J. Shaw (sister), Baconsfield Road, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • Should say E Shaw (Lizzie). Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Family records. We called her Aunty Lizzie. She was Grandad's older sister.
  • Relationship status
    He was my grandfather. My father was John Thomas William (Bill) Sheriff of Eltham. Public - Jennifer June - Direct descendant - 5 November 2018 - Family papers etc.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-45 Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military record
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Army, Stratford Home Guard Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 30408 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      18 February 1919 AWMM
      Awarded for conspicuous bravery at Biastre when he went forward with two platoons and helped carry the wounded back through heavy shell fire. Later in the attack he again went out and whilst carrying a wounded man a shell burst, killing the other bearer. He then carried the wounded man on his back to the advanced dressing station. London Gazette. AWMM
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      New Zealand War Service Medal 1939-45

      CITATION
      Distinguished Conduct Medal
      For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Briastre on 12th October 1918. He went forward with two platoons and helped to carry wounded back through heavy shell fire. Later in the attack he again went out, and whilst carrying in a wounded man a shell burst, killing the other stretcher bearer , He carried the wounded man himself on his back to the advance dressing station. Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military file

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1975 Public Source
  • Date of death
    23 November 1975 Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military files
  • Age at death
    • 89 Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military files
    • NOTE: 4 Sep 1886 on mil attestation paper, and 4 Sep 1893 on his death record Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military & death records
  • Place of death
    Stratford, New Zealand Public - Mike - Researcher - 27 August 2015 - Military files
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7816641
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      47: 12 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
05 November 2018Jennifer JuneNew PlymouthDirect descendant
27 August 2015MikeMatamataResearcher

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