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William Orr McDiarmid

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 440 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 440 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Orr AWMM
  • Surname
    McDiarmid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1890 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1890 AWMM ShillelaghWicklow AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1915 AWMM Hurleyville, Patea, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Hugh McDiarmid, (father), Coollatin, Shillelagh, County Wicklow, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1890 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 January 1915 AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      166 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      24 August 1915 wounded right shoulder, dangerously ill AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated to Malta, recovering, then to England AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted and recovering in No 2 NZGH, Walton on Thames, Manchester 23 September 1915. On leave before discharge, disappeared, last seen by Hospital 7 April 1916 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Missing in England and declared dead AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • His wounds were sufficiently serious for evacuation first to Malta and then to England and his sholder had permanent damage. Whilst waiting for transportation to New Zealand, and the medical discharge from active service, he disappeared. He was last seen the day before the ship was to sail.

    Court of Enquiry found he was last seen at 8 pm on the 7th April 1916 and has been missing since and declared as the circumstances of this man's disappearance does not justify him being classified as a deserter. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 April 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walton and Weybridge (Walton-on-Thames) Cemetery, Surrey, England AWMM Screen wall AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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