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Robert Jackson Tod

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Jackson AWMM
  • Surname
    Tod AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1841 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R.J. Tod (father), Pukeroa, Hunterville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1841 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    16 years 11 months Public - Andrew Murray - Other Relative - 10 February 2015 - Military records, family papers


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Robert J. Tod, of Pukeroa, near Hunterville.

      Embarked as part of the 3rd Reinforcements to 1st and 2nd Battalions, New Zealand Rifle Brigade.

      "Here for two years from the beginning of 1913, left New Zealand with the 9th Reinforcements, and was attached to the Otago Battalion, with which he fought in the Somme battle, his particular company losing all their officers. He came out unscathed, but the same night received a slight injury from a piece of shrapnel, which involved a rest of five weeks in England. After his return he remained well till the battle of Messines, in June, 1917, when he met his death. He had just been carrying ammunition, and before restarting with another load, was resting in a shell hole, half asleep with the heat of the sun, when a shell burst only a short distance away, killing him instantly." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
    • Born November 5th 1898 to Robert Jackson Tod and Alice Tod (nee Parnell) Public - Andrew Murray - Other Relative - 10 February 2015 - Family papers
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About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 April 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 February 2015Andrew MurrayWhangarei, New ZealandOther Relative

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