Rfn. William Elwood Behm

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Rfn. William Elwood Behm

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Whangārei, Northland, North Island, New Zealand
Death: May 01, 1918 (25)
France (World War I: Killed in Action)
Place of Burial: [I. J. 29.], Colincamps, Somme, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Elwood Behm and Teresa Sara Mary Josephine Behm
Brother of Albert William Behm; Rfn. Walter Jacob Behm; Florence Elizabeth Snelgar; Pte. Benjamin Walter Joseph Behm; Mary Alice Day and 2 others

Occupation: Miner | New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Find A Grave ID: 56518314
Service No: WWI 31108
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About Rfn. William Elwood Behm

William Elwood Behm was born at Whangārei in the Northland area of New Zealand's North Island on 25 November 1892. His parents were Jacob Elwood Behm and Teresa Sara Mary Josephine Behm (nee Preston) who married in New Zealand in 1889. William worked as a miner before joining the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion during World War I. He was killed in action in France on 1 May 1918 and buried in the Euston Road Cemetery, [I. J. 29.]. His brother, Benjamin Walter Joseph Behm, served with the Australian Imperial Force, 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, and had been killed in action at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915.

Sources

  1. Cenotaph: https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/...
  2. New Zealand and World War One Roll of Honour: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~sooty/genealogy/nzefrohBa.html / Ref 4.4.2021
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Rfn. William Elwood Behm's Timeline

1892
November 25, 1892
Whangārei, Northland, North Island, New Zealand
1918
May 1, 1918
Age 25
France
May 1, 1918
Age 25
Euston Road Cemetery, [I. J. 29.], Colincamps, Somme, Picardie, France