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Christen Lauritz Rasmussen

Headstone of Gunner Christen Lauritz Rasmussen (7/2132). Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEAZ1055). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Gunner Christen Lauritz Rasmussen (7/2132). Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christen Lauritz AWMM
  • Surname
    Rasmussen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Christian Laritz Rasmussen AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2132 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1886 New Zealand War Graves Project WestportWest Coast New Zealand War Graves Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 C.L. Rasmussen (father), Lyell, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2132 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    8 December 1917 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Christen Rasmussen was the son of Christen Lauritz Rasmussen and Anne Rasmussen, of Westport, New Zealand.

      His name is spelled Christian Laritz Rasmussen on the Nominal Roll.

      Previously employed as Engine Driver by New Zealand Railways, Greymouth AWMM
    • His full name was Christen Lauritz Michael Rasmussen. Public - Vivien Kay - Researcher - 18 January 2016 - Source 1: New Zealand Herald, 2 January 1918, Page 1, Roll of Honour

      Source 2: Christen Lauritz Michael Rasmussen, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"
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About death

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  • Death
    8 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM M. 12. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 9 AWMM
    • NZWGT: Information supplied by the New Zealand War Graves Trust as part of the New Zealand War Graves project. This project was established in 2006 to record in text and photographs the 31,758 New Zealanders who have been identifed as serving with New Zealand or Allied forces, and who died in conflicts from the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) up to the present day and in peacekeeping operations. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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18 January 2016Vivien KayWellington, New ZealandResearcher

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