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Christian Diedrich Marcussen

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christian Diedrich AWMM
  • Surname
    Marcussen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 41218 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1888 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.L.S. Marcussen (wife), care of Mrs Edwards, York Street, Levin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 June 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 41218 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 30 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Postal clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Bronco pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Marcussen's rank was confirmed as Corporal on 24 September 1917

    Marcussen left for France on 10 September and marched into camp at Etaples. That very day he fell ill with dysentery. He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 29 November and classified as 'Dangerously Ill'. He died of bronco-pneumonia on 4 December. (Church, p.176)

    Christians' brother, Thomas Diedrich Marcussen, Private, 25116, 14 Reinforcements, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, died the same day. (Church, p.176) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 December 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, row 3, Grave 21 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Wanganui War Memorial AWMM
    • Bluff War Memorial AWMM

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