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31968   Private William David Dunwoodie
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/07/1895
Died: 23/06/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Messines Ridge NZ Memorial
  Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1737815
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Brantry Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Dunwoody family Lists William David as age 3 at house 5 in Millberry, Caledon, Tyrone
2 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private William David Dunwoodie
3 James Dilworth Dungannon born founder of the Dilworth School, Auckland where William studied.
4 NZ War Graves Project Photo of Messines Ridge inscription (memorial)
5 Ulster-Scots Community Network Ulster and New Zealand - Details of Dilworth
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