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William Linton

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 30 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Linton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39606 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs J. Linton (mother), 7 Melrose Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39606 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      For conspicuous gallantry in action and devotion to duty. In the attack near Le Quesnoy on the 4th November 1918 Corporal Linton was in charge of a Lewis gun section which came under heavy machine-gun fire, partially checking the advance. Corporal Linton with great promptitude and at great personal risk to himself brought his gun into action and in spite of the heavy enemy fire succeeded in putting the enemy guns out of action thus enabling the advance to proceed. His initiative and courage were a fine example to his men. London Gazette 17 June 1919, p7700, Rec No 3224 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Painter 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

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
  • 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 30 AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM

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