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David Ivon Porteous

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NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Ivon AWMM
  • Surname
    Porteous AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ivon AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 62881 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 July 1885 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs John Porteous, sen. (mother), P.O. Beaconsfield, Evansdale, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 62881 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Signals School at Brocton, Staffordshire AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 July 1917 AWMM Electrical linesman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Bronco pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After training in Brocton, Porteous joined the Signals Unit at Stevenage, Hertfordshire before leaving for France on 30 April, where he was attached to the Sixth Signals Depot. (Church, p.224)

    In October 1918 Porteous fell ill with influenza. A fortnight later he was poisoned by gas near Le Quesnoy on the first day of the Battle of the Sambre, the final conflict in the Great War. He was immediately transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, arriving there on 7 November. "He died from bronchial pneumonia on 14 November 1918, three days after the Armistice was signed." (Church, p.224) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    14 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 19 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Memorial, Merton Cemetery, Otago. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      78: 18 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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