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Jonathan Thomas Notley

Photograph of Warrant Officer Jonathan Thomas Notley on horseback 13/128. Image kindly provided by Elizabeth McNee (September 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Warrant Officer Jonathan Thomas Notley on horseback 13/128. Image kindly provided by E …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jonathan Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Notley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/128 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 December 1877 AWMM ShoeburynessEssex AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.J. Notley, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Incorrecltly noted as single in Nominal Rolls. Eliza Jane Notley (nee Tait). Sarah Lovatt, child (later Cahill) born 19 October 1902. AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/128 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Jonathan Notley was the husband of Mrs. E. J. Notley, of Auckland, New Zealand.

      The transport Transylvania was torpedoed in the Mediterranean in May, while conveying troops to the near East. There was regrettable loss of life, 413 men being killed or drowned. Two of them S.S.M. J.T. Notley and Trooper J.W. Magnusson were New Zealanders, part of the draft of convalescent mounted men on their way to rejoin their units. AWMM
    • NOTLEY Jonathan Thomas
      13/128. Staff Sergeant Major. Auckland Mounted Rifles
      Mentioned in Dispatches (MID)
      In connection with administration in Egypt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 September 2015 -
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About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1917 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • My grandfather George McLaren (12/2419) was a corporal in the 1st Auckland Infantry Battalion on the Western Front in the 1916.

    His WW1 diary notes a humorous incident where George and his mates were fined for returning late to camp one night. George blames Sgt Major Notley ...

    "Tuesday the 20th of June 1916 - Throwing dummy bombs for practice. Jim Richie, Fred Brooking, W. Hardine and myself were fined 7 days pay today for being half an hour late on Monday night. They have put the clock on an hour and we forgot about this. This is the first time I have been crimed in the army, and this is what a man gets for "playing the game" for 17 months. "ROTTEN SWINES". Pleasant times RSM Notley of police, if I meet you in old NZ".

    George was not a bloke to be messed with !!!

    It's sad to see that Sgt Major Notley didn't survive the war. May he rest in peace.



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 544 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 11.7.1917, p.229 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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22 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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