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Full Name: William Joseph Labrum
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): William Joseph
Surname: Labrum
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/1601
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Miss Ethel May Portland (friend), Walton, Rotorua Line, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Walton, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 401
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 2 December 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: E. EA. A. 681.
Biographical Notes: William Labrum was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Labrum, of Huntly, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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