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Charles James Lankey

  • Service number
    24/2019 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles James AWMM
  • Surname
    Lankey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24/2019 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    7 October 1878 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington Region, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Bushman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Dorothy Maren Pedersen (friend), Club Hotel, Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    24/2019 AWMM
  • Military service
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2 Battalion AWMM
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 November 1915 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 47 AWMM
    Vessel was Willochra AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    4th Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Charles Lankey was wounded in action on 21 September near Flers on the Somme with gunshot wounds to the right leg. It was necessary for his leg to be amputated below the knee, and immediate evacuation to England was arranged by him."(Church, p.118)

    He arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 28 September 1916 and died one month later from a popliteal aneurysm. AWMM


About death

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  • Age at death
    38 AWMM
  • Date of death
    22 October 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Death notes
    No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot A, Row 1, Grave 9 AWMM
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  • We will remember you.
    Public - Michelle - Other relative - 25 January 2017
  • Brother of and 64531, Trooper Robert Edward Lankey, Auckland Mounted Rifles and 11/2339, Trooper William Nelson Lankey, Wellington Mounted Rifles. Both survived the war.
    Public - Paul - Other Relative - 25 July 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      26: 32 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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25 July 2015PaulWellington NZOther Relative