DUNN, William James
(Service number 6/2604)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 19 July 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Labourer (Canterbury Frozen Meat Company Timaru)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Jane DUNN (mother), 7 Roslyn Terrace, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 Samoan Reinforcements
Date 24 August 1918
Transport Talune
Embarked From Destination Apia, Western Samoa
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Samoan Relief Force

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 27 March 1941 Age 46 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Services Area G, Row 3, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William James Dunn was born on 19 July 1894 at Timaru, the third son of Richard Edward and Sarah Jane (née Scott), and baptised on 11 September at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru. He was educated at Waimataitai School, leaving 14¾ years to go to work. William married Isabella Ada Wallace in 1920 at Timaru. He was a nephew of James Henry Spencer (Scott) who served with the Australian Forces.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 April 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [19 April 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery record [19 April 2020]

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