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D'Arce Basil Alborough

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  • Service number
    6/2050 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Private D'Arce Basil Alborough (6/2050) from the Weekly News. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No Known Copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    D'Arce Basil AWMM
  • Surname
    Alborough AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6/2050 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of Christ AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    28 December 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Henry Alborough (father), Waka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 Apr 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6/2050 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      160 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry and Sarah Jane Alborough, of Wakapuaka, Nelson.

    Private Alborough was killed in action on Rhododendron Spur during the August Offensive.

    Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 28 July 1915, and posted to 12th Company.
    Killed in action, 7 August 1915.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: William Henry and Sarah Jane Alborough, Suburban North, Nelson AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    18 AWMM
  • Date of death
    7 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 12 AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • Visited Gallipoli August 2014. Very emotional seeing Great Uncle D'arcy name on memorial at Chunuk Bair. He was 18 yrs of age. No grave for him. What a massive waste of lives, allied and Turkish.
    Public - Jill Lorraine - Other Relative - 10 May 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 7 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2005). Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story. Auckland, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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10 May 2015Jill Lorraine Rangiora, New ZealandOther Relative