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Edwin John Rankin

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Headstone of Private Edwin John Rankin (34730). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9872). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Edwin John Rankin (34730). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaa …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin John AWMM
  • Surname
    Rankin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 34730 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 April 1893 AWMM WyndhamSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Rankin (mother), Mary Street North, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 December 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 34730 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Salesman/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 wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edwin Rankin was the son of John and Agnes Rankin, of 106 Mary St., East Invercargill, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. C. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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