SCANNELL, William Gladstone
(Service number 3/330)
|First Rank||Captain||Last Rank|
|Date||18 June 1892||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Selwyn College, Dunedin|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. SCANNELL (mother), Washdyke, Timaru; later of Ma Waro|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Medical Corps|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||10 March 1917||Reason||Struck off Strength of N. Z. E. Forces (3 October 1916).|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
August 1915 admitted to 15th General Hospital at Alexandria. 21 October 1915 in the Second General Hospital, London, with enteric - dangerously ill, but suggested he was doing well; contracted typhoid at Gallipoli & invalided to England in August 1915. Granted 2 months leave to proceed to England for change. On recovery he was sent to France but because of the severity of his illness he was unable to stand the strain.
Medical practitioner; EENT specialist
|Date||28 September 1966||Age||74 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Michael & Hannah (nee CONWAY) SCANNELL. 1923 married Alice Joyce WAKELIN. MB ChB. Returned to Port Chalmers, NZ, January 1917, by 'Navua' & then by express to Temuka. On his return to New Zealand, he intended to go to the Sanatorium, Cambridge; but was at 33 Harper St, Timaru, and later a medical practitioner in Wanganui.
Cenotaph Database [28 July 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0102154) [23 April 2014]; NZ BDM historical records (DiA) [21 August 2013]; The Community Archive [21 August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 19 August 1915, 6 November 1915, 11 January 1917, 22 January 1917 (Papers Past) [17 September 2013].
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