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Douglas James Aubrey Whitcombe

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas James Aubrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Whitcombe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/176 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    3 May 1893 Public - Paul - Researcher - 27 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Place of birth
    Geraldton, Western Australia Public - Paul - Researcher - 27 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Birth notes
    Parents: Frederic (c.1859-1948) and Alice (nee Mein) Whitcombe. Public - Paul - Researcher - 27 February 2015 - ancestry.com.au
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 24 Buckley's Road, Bromley, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    F. Whitcombe, 24 Buckley's Road, Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/176 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 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Whitcombe, of 259, Gloucester St., Christchurch.

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
21 April 2019PaulWest AucklandResearcher

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