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John Ovens

PTE. J. OVENS, of Oporai, Killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 22 February 1917 p045. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19170222-45-23. Image as no known copyright restrictions.

PTE. J. OVENS, of Oporai, Killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 22 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Ovens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10251 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Eva Ovens (wife), Waipatiki Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10251 AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Engine driver/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Ovens was the son of John and Martha Ovens, of Foulden, Berwickshire, Scotland; husband of Eva Ovens, of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    29 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM VIII. B. 19. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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22 January 2018Cameron LeslieAuckland, Ndw ZealandDirect descendant
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