White cross for William John Taylor Gracey (1894-1918)

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White cross for William John Taylor Gracey (1894-1918) .


Tauranga born William John Taylor Gracey worked as a tailor in Waihi. He enlisted to serve during World War I in September 1917, the month after his younger brother Charles was wounded in the trenches. William was at the Featherston Military Camp when he became ill and died on 12 November 1918 during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for William John Taylor Gracey (1894-1918)

First Names:William John Taylor
Last Name:Gracey
Date of Birth:22 February 1894
Place of Birth:Tauranga, New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand