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William Donkin

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  • Service number
    8281 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th Contingent AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Donkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8281 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre WW1 Driver AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice Donkin (mother), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 06 Apr 1901 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    8281 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Engineers, 8 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Pre WW1 4 April 1901 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    Pre WW1 23 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Gulf of Taranto AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles. 28 Company. Nelson Section AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.65 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th Contingent AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    1 June 1901 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Bankhoek Farm AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • South Africa War Memorial, Victoria Park, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

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