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David Lemon

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  • Service number
    12/4037 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Lemon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/4037 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    20 February 1888 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Kawakawa, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Bushman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 Nov 1915 c/o Mrs Dumerly, Mary Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss E. Lemon (sister), Taumarere, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 04 Mar 1916 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/4037 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 17 November 1915 AWMM
    Trentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 27 AWMM

Embarkations

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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 or HMNZT 48 AWMM
    Vessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMM
    Private AWMM
    10th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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
      6 feet 1 inch AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar on front of right leg AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Margaret Jane and Alexander Lemon of Taumarere, Bay of Islands

    Brothers David (12/4037), Jack (John) (12932) and William (11058) served in WW1, David was killed.

    Grave details: 12/4037 Private, D. Lemon, N.Z. Auckland Regt., 25th June 1916 Age 28 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    28 AWMM
  • Date of death
    25 June 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
    Somme, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II. B. 14. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Kawakawa RSA, Roll of Honour AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Roll of Honour WW1 AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW1 AWMM
    • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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