William Donkin Unknown date of birth - 1 June 1901 Key details Contribute › Service number8281 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th Contingent AWMM WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Conting … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam AWMM SurnameDonkin AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number8281 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of EnglandChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentPre WW1 AWMMDriver AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs Alice Donkin (mother)ThamesNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 6 April 1901 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarSouth African War, 1899-1902 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number8281 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPre WW1 AWMM4 April 1901 AWMM Age on enlistmentPre WW1 AWMM23 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPre WW1 AWMM6 April 1901 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPre WW1 AWMM6 April 1901 AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th Contingent AWMM7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles. 28 Company. Nelson Section AWMMGulf of Taranto AWMMTrooper AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 7.65 inches AWMMWeightUnknown Period AWMM10 stone 10 pounds AWMMKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankTrooper AWMMNew Zealand Mounted Rifles, 7th Contingent AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death1 June 1901 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of death Death notesBankhoek Farm AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameRanfurly Veterans' Home539 Mount Albert RoadThree KingsAucklandNew Zealand AWMMSouth Africa War MemorialVictoria ParkThamesCoromandelNew Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Donkin by laying a poppy. Ralph William Donkin Samuel Hepburn Donkin William Donkin William Scott Donkin Patrick Donlan Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Donkin Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20519736Archives NZNew Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) Warhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/the-south-african-boer-war/introductionFurther ReferenceRanfurly Veterans' Home. Opening ceremony to-day. Auckland Star, Volume XXXIV, Issue 294, 10 December 1903, Page 5http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19031210.2.26&srposFurther ReferenceThe Walter Calloway trail. pdf guidehttp://www.thecoromandelroadtrip.com/content/library/CALLAWAY_TRAIL_BROCHUREweb.pdfFurther ReferenceMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Thames South Africa War Memorialhttp://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/thames-south-african-war-memorialFurther Reference DocumentsStowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMMAppendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMMAppendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1901. H.6A. Nominal Roll AWMMStowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.