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John William Wren

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  • Service number
    24468 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Headstone, Waikaraka Cemetery (2009) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Wren AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24468 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Mangaweka, Ruahine, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Mangaweka, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    H. Wren (brother), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24468 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 21 Aug 1916-24 October 1916 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 62 AWMM
    Vessel was Mokoia AWMM
    Private AWMM
    16th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died after discharge from the NZEF from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service. AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Wren served on the Western Front 1916-1918. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 December 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service AWMM
  • Place of death
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Area 2, Block O, Grave 93A. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
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  • John William WREN was my great uncle.He was my grandmothers youngest brother. My grandmother was Margaret Frances Wickham nee WREN. John was unknown to me,I knew nothing about him or his other siblings.Only idle research led me to find out that I had a relative who served in the NZEF from 1916 to 1918 and died of influenza complications and wounds not long after he came home form the war. John was born in 1895 and his father Thomas Wren in 1908. In Thomas will he left property to a Sarah Jensen with the proviso that his son be looked after. A few months ago I visited his grave at Waikaraka cemetery and found he was buried with Alfred Gordon DEAN,Sarah's son. The grave stood out,the stone was brighter than others and appeared to have been cleaned. Unfortunately I have no photo of him. I am sorry not to have known him but believe he may be pleased to know that we have both shared the ki
    Public - Dennise - Other Relative - 14 February 2015

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14 February 2015DenniseTe Puke New ZealandOther Relative