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Laurence Vincent Wendelborn

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Portrait, L.V. Wendelborn on horseback, Nelson, 1915. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, L.V. Wendelborn on horseback, Nelson, 1915. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Laurence Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Wendelborn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Laurence Vincent Windleborn AWMM
  • Service number
    7/291 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research MotuekaTasman Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM C/o J. Barry, Renwicktown, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Lois Wendleborn (mother), Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action at Gallipoli, 6/7 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to hospital, 9 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged back to base, 23 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to hospital, 29 September 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged back to base, 12 December 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Suffered from rheumatism and swollen feet on several occasions. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to Featherston Military Camp Hospital, 13 November 1918. AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of broncho pneumonia following influenza AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sixth child of Johann (John) and Lois Windleborn of Richmond, Nelson. Laurence's brother, Herman John (7/1160)

    His brother, Hyam John Melveen, also enlisted but the war ended before he was sent overseas.

    Transferred to 1 Battalion, New Zealand Field Artillery, 11 March 1916.

    Returned to New Zealand, 9 February 1918.

    Posted to Featherston Camp to train with mounted regiments.

    On 5 November 1918, the NCOs of 48 Mounted Regiment went on a three-day exercise with 44 Mounted Regiment in the Wairarapa. Wendelborn's group was acting as the "enemy". Upon returning to camp on 8 November 1918, he contracted influenza.

    Wendelborn's medals are on display at the Takaka Museum.

    Surname is spelled Windleborn in the WWI nominal roll. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM 589 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Thinking especially of your sacrifice today Great Uncle, knowing that you died from a pandemic that left such valuable lessons for us to use in battling our current pandemic crisis.
    I remember.
    Public - Shine - Other relative - 25 April 2020
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08 November 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher
25 April 2020ShineNelson, New ZealandOther relative

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