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Alfred Davitt

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  • Service number
    • 8942 AWMM
    • SA: # 8942; WWI: OIB # 8/1872; & NZ Engineers Tunnelling # 4/1692 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles; WWI: Otago Infantry & NZ Engineers Tunnelling Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
    • SA War NZMR - 10th Contingent 'D' Squadron Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 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 - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Davitt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 8942 AWMM
    • SA: # 8942; WWI: OIB # 8/1872; & NZ Engineers Tunnelling # 4/1692 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 23 April 1876 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 2 January 1876 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    2 January 1876 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Dublin Ireland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Mrs Ellen Davitt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    pre SA War - William Street, Gisborne
    Pre WWI - Victoria St Cambridge, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    General Labourer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    mother - Mrs Ellen Davitt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • SA War: NZ Mounted Rifles; WWI: Otago Infantry & NZ Engineers Tunnelling Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
    • SA War NZMR - 10th Contingent 'D' Squadron Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 21 August 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    • 8942 AWMM
    • SA: # 8942; WWI: OIB # 8/1872; & NZ Engineers Tunnelling # 4/1692 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
  • Military service
    • SA War: 10th NZ Contingent; WWI: Otago Inf Btn & NZ Egnr Tunnelling Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
    • SA War: 1902; WWI: Jan 1915 to OCt 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 S A War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    pre SA War: Auckland Artillery Corps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Brewer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      GisborneNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 9 April 1902 at Trentham for 10 Cngt
      12 Jan 1915 at Trentham for OIB
      05 Oct 1915 at Avondale for NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for Gisborne Freezing Works Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 26 yrs; WWI: 39 1/2 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 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
    WWI - discharged due to being considered medically unfit Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Records

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 December 1940 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 65 AWMM
  • Date of death
    2 January 1941 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    64 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of death
    Hokitika, West Coast, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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Contributors

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21 August 2015Lorraine M Gisborne, NZResearcher

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