1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
23/06/1917 (Died of Wounds)
William David Dunwoodie was the son William Dunwoodie. William was born about 1898. He lived at Millberry, Caledon, Tyrone. By the time of the 1901 census his mother had died. William David was 3. William Dunwoodie attended Dilworth Ulster Institute in Auckland, New Zealand from 1906-1911. After leaving school William worked as a labourer in New Zealand before enlisting with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Private William David Dunwoodie died of wounds on 23rd June 1917, aged about 19.
Messines Ridge British Cemetery is located 9.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Nieuwkerkestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. Nieuwkerkestraat is a right hand turning from the N365 in the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 250 metres after this right hand turning, on the left hand side of the road.