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John Herbert Vosper

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Vosper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30999 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 October 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T. Vosper (father), 53 Vanguard Street, Nelson, 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 30999 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 Painter AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 30 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 3 March 1917; marched in to Sling Camp and posted to B Company, 5th Reserve Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
    Marched in to Codford and taken on strength, 16th Waikato Company, 3rd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 15 April 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Attached to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 18 January 1918.
    Attached to strength of XXII Corps Reinforcement Camp, Abeele, 8 February 1918.
    Posted to 3rd Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 21 February 1918; joined B Company, 3rd Bn, in the field, 10 April 1918.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 20 June 1918.
    On leave to the United Kingdom, 3 August 1918; rejoined unit, 21 August 1918.
    Killed in action, 12 September 1918. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 September 1918 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM VII. E. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site

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  • John Vosper's name is listed on the WW1 memorial window at the All Saints' Church in Nelson. He will be remembered at the special Anzac Service on 26/4/2015.
    Public - Karel Anne - Researcher - 19 April 2015



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19 April 2015Karel AnneNelsonResearcher
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