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John Kenneth Allan

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  • Service number
    800 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 3rd Contingent (Rough Riders) AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Allan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    800 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Engineer (Mechanical) AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Allan (father), Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    800 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's South Africa Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Knight Templar AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    3rd New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5 Company AWMM
    3rd Contingent AWMM

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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 3rd Contingent (Rough Riders) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    5 February 1901 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Sickness AWMM
  • Place of death
    Pretoria, Republic of South Africa AWMM
  • Death notes
    Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 8 February 1901 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introduction
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1902. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 8 February 1901 AWMM