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Alfred Ashdown

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  • Service number
    8515 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Alfred Ernest Ashdown Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashdown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alfred Ernest Ashdown Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
  • Service number
    8515 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 29 September 1882 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 1882 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1882 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of John & Eliza Ashdown of Matawhero, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Matawhero, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer at Matawai Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - John Ashdown of Matawhero, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military record
    • 1911 married Rosa May Smith Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 August 2015 - BMD NZ records

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    8515 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 10th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 August 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was named John Ashdown. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 March 1954 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
    8th March 1954 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    72 Yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block RSA; Plot # 121; Warrant # 7495 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer document attached, 'Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer War'. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 15 August 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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15 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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