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Sydney John Ashdown

  • Service number
    8516 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Sydney John Henry ASHDOWN Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - BMD NZ record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles - NI Btn A Squadron - Volunteer 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
    Sydney John AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashdown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sydney John Henry ASHDOWN Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - BMD NZ record
  • Service number
    8516 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
  • Date of birth
    1880 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 Ashdown of Matawhero, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Matawhero, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Living in Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    father - John Ashdown of Matawhero Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single
    1907 - married Martha NORRIS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record & research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles - NI Btn A Squadron - Volunteer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    8516 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 10th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 August 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer for D Haye of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    22 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 - 9 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • ASHDOWN.—On August 1. 1917, at the Hospital Annexe, Green Lane, Epsom, after a long and painful illness. Sydney, the dearly loved husband of Martha Ashdown, 25 Edenvale ,Road, Mount Eden, aged 37 years. At rest. Funeral will leave Little's Marble Arch, Hobson Street, to-morrow (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m. for Waikumete Cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Page 12 Advertisements Column 1
    Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 182, 1 August 1917, Page 12
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    1 August 1917 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Waitakere City Council cemetery website
  • Age at death
    37 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Waitakere City Council cemetery website
  • Place of death
    Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Waitakere City Council cemetery website
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Waikumete Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    ANGLICAN DIVISION F Row 4, Plot 33 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Waikumete Cemetery records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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16 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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