MITCHELL, William John
(Service number 6/1339A)

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Date 25 August 1893 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W. D. MITCHELL (father), Church Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra of Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Engineers

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 March 1980 Age 86 years
Place of Death Rannerdale War Veterans Home, Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru; Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Timaru Cemetery - General Section, Row 40, Plot 385B
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John Mitchell was the second son of William John and Maria (née Jeffrey) Mitchell, the first-born having doed in infancy. He married Beatrice May Harper in the Parish Church, Ilfracombe, on 28 September 1918. His ashes are interred in the Timaru Cemetery, with his parents and his wife who predeceased him.


Auckland War Memorial museum Cenotaph Database [17 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 April 2019]; Salisbury Park Crematorium record [20 April 2019; Timaru Cemetery burial record (Timaru District Council) [20 April 2019]]

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