ASHWELL, William Roland
(Service number 50463)
|First Rank||Gunner||Last Rank|
|Date||7 January 1896||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||26 March 1917||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Joseph Ashwell (father), Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery|
|Date||13 August 1917|
|Transport||HMNZT 91 Mokoia|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Resumed career with BNZ at Ohakune branch on 4 March 1920. Resigned on 30 November 1920
|Place of Death||Christchurch, New Zealand|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Joseph and Cordelia (nee Green) Ashwell.
Joined Bank of New Zealand 6 January 1913 and on staff of Temuka branch at time of enlistment
Two of William's brother, Leslie and Sidney also served in World War One. Sidsney died of wounds on 2 September 1918, while Leslie reportedly returned home with terrible wounds to his back.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [10 January 2019]; SCRollw eb submission by S Sinclair, 4 January 2019
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