DUNNETT, William
(Service number 24588)

Aliases aka William Ross Dunnett
First Rank Sapper Last Rank


Date 16 November 1887 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 50 Rayburn Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin David DUNNETT (father), Seadown, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 36th Reinforcements, Engineers
Date 2 May 1918
Transport Balmoral Castle
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 July 1972 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Taita Lawn Cemetery, Lower Hutt
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Dunnett was one of the four sons of David and Barbara Dunnett, of Seadown. It appears that the family came out to New Zealand from Scotland not long before the war. His brothers George, James 21667 and John also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 December 2016]; Taita Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [12 December 2016]

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