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Full Name: William Thomas La Broome
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): William Thomas
Surname: La Broome
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 69857
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Railway porter
Next of Kin: Mrs E. La Broome (mother), 11 Colin Street, Port Ahuriri, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 35th Reinforcements D Company
Embarkation Date: 2 March 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 101
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Southampton, England
Nominal Roll Number: 80
Page on Nominal Roll: 13
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Le Cateau, France
Date of Death: 8 October 1918
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Reference: III. C. 17.
Biographical Notes: William La Broome was the son of Lewis and Ellen La Broome, of Port Ahuriri, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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