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Ralph Morton Amundsen

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  • Service number
    10/878 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Morton AWMM
  • Surname
    Amundsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10/878 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
    9 February 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Woodville, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Owhango, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Albert Bernard Amundsen (father), Owhango, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10/878 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military 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
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Bernard and Annie Mabel Amundsen, of Waharoa, Hamilton.

    Private Amundsen was presumed killed in action at the Daisy Patch after being reported missing on 8 May 1915.

    Listed on AWMM Hall of Memories as Amunsden

    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Reported missing, 8 August 1915.
    Board of Enquiry, held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia, concluded 'Now believed to be dead'.
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: A.B. and Annie Mabel Amundsen, Waharoa, Hamilton AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    19 AWMM
  • Date of death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Daisy Patch, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Daisy Patch, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Woodville War Memorial, Fountaine Square, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary

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  • In memory of my Uncle. who I didn't meet but thankful for his sacrifice so we live peacefully.
    Public - Mina Jean - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • My father's eldest brother. An uncle we never met, but will always remember.
    Public - Margaret Anne - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
  • I will never forget you even though u never knew me, thank you
    Public - Anne Shevahn - Other Relative - 17 April 2015

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20 April 2015Margaret AnneAucklandOther Relative
17 April 2015Anne ShevahnRotorua NZOther Relative