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Ira Wilson Mudford

Portrait of Private Ira Wilson Mudford 40122. Date unknown. Image kindly provided by Donald Mudford (February, 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Ira Wilson Mudford 40122. Date unknown. Image kindly provided by Donald Mudford …


  • Title
    Mr. Public - Donald Wilson - Child - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Forenames
    Ira Wilson AWMM
  • Surname
    Mudford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 40122 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion
    Salvation Army (at time of enlistment) Public - Donald Wilson - Child - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 November 1895 AWMM RongoteaManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 c/- P.W. Brown AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Mudford (mother), Taikorea, via Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 40122 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railway storeman/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 ft. 4 1/2 in. AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      9st. 7lbs. AWMM
    • Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
      Gas attack, Battle of Paschendale, November 1917 AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • After being injured etc. in the Field, Ira was in various Field Hospitals and in Walton-on-Thames before returning to New Zealand on the Hospital Ship SS Maheno in May 1918.

    My father was in and out of Hospital during his lifetime from the 1914-18 war. At one stage he was a patient in the Wellington Hiospital for just on 2 years having his lung removed. This was due to the result of a gas attack in the Field during the Battle of Paschendale. He was never allowed to work because of his War pension but did contribute to helping others in the Foxton Community and was elected member of the Foxton Council, the Wanganui Education Board (for many years), and the Palmerston North Hoispital Board. He was a good provider for his wife and 5 children although he found it hard to do any physical work like gardening etc.

    Previous military service with the 4th Regiment - Compulsory Military Training. AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      60: 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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08 August 2016Donald Wilson Napier ,New ZealandChild

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