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Joseph Desmond

Headstone, O'Neills Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Headstone, O'Neills Point Cemetery (photo J. Halpin 2011) (CC-BY John Halpin)


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Desmond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joseph Desmond Junior AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 May 1893 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 23 August 1915 AWMM 39 tasman Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Joseph Desmond (father), 27 May Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • 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 23 August 1915 AWMM
      Age 22 AWMM
      Shearer/Civilian AWMM
      TrenthamUpper Hutt AWMM
    • WW1 20 January 1916 AWMM
      Age 23 AWMM AWMM
    • Pre WW1 31 March 1905 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      174 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      March 1917 septic arm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      November 1918 Influenza and pneumonia AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Influenza, pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr Joseph and Elizabeth Desmond

    First attested in Trentham 23 August 1915 with the New Zealand Army Service Corps and was discharged being medically unfit with varicocele 26 August 1915.

    Served with the Army Service Corps 1916 in Wellington; then the Royal New Zealand Artillery, Wellington; and then Auckland from December 1916 to 1918.

    Not on 1923 Roll of Honour, Archway, a Joseph Junior Desmond is listed by the St Johns Branch NZSG, as a First Reserve, from Wellington AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1918 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Section 136. Block U. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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