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Daniel Joseph Love

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Daniel Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Love AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    4242 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
    Unknown AWMM 3 Gordon Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Love, 3 Gordon Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Daniel J. Love was a "painter" according to the Embarcation Roll. He was in
    the 23rd Coy (Nelson Section) of the 7th Contingent, which sailed in the
    "Gulf of Taranto" on 6th April 1901, and landed at Durban on 10 May.

    I looked at three books for details of the death of Love & Leece, who were
    in a column commanded by Lt-Col. Grey, then from the end of June by Lt-Col.

    "The New Zealanders in South Africa, 1899-1902" by D.O.W. Hall (1949,
    Wellington, page 63-64) covers the operation in which Garrett's column
    crossed the Vaal River into the Orange Free State and tried to intercept
    General Smuts who was expected to make his way from the Western Transvaal
    into British territory. The column then went through Vereeniging and through
    Kroonstadt to the Vet River, while the main drive ended at the Modder. It
    had swept through half the western side of the Orange Free State, making
    only one contact with Smuts and taking few prisoners, but a large booty of
    stock - 186,000 sheep and 21,000 cattle.
    NB: the OFS was later the ORC or Orange River Colony.

    "The Colonials in South Africa" by John Stirling (1907, Edinburgh, page 362)
    "In August, Garrett's column made substantial captures at Bultfontein on the
    12th, and on the 18th he detached 330 mounted troops under
    Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. H. White, who at dawn on the 19th completely
    surprised Spannerberg's Laager, taking 25 prisoners, including Mr Steyn,
    Landdrost of Vredefort, 31 rifles, and much transport. Lord Kitchener noted
    that White's men covered 56 miles in 36 hours. At daylight on the 24th 3
    Boers were killed, 8 taken prisoners, and again many wagons and Cape carts
    were captured. The enemy, numbering about 300, made a determined attempt to
    retake their convoy, but after five hour's fighting they were driven off. In
    this affair the 7th lost Lieutenant Leece and Sergeant-Major Love killed,
    and Lieutenant Whiteley and Sergeant-Major Lockett and one man wounded."

    "The Seventh New Zealand Contingent" by K G Malcolm (1903, Wellington, page
    12) said: ".... we had to bury two more of our comrades, namely, Lieutenant Leece of
    Auckland and Sergeant-Major Love of Wellington. Both had lost their lives
    fighting against overwhelming odds, and died the death of a true-born
    Briton. They were buried side by side 'neath the orange grove's pleasant
    shade, where the golden summer sun shines bright and clear. The column
    halted for a day, and the regiment paraded to a man,
    to bid a last and fond farewell to the remains of two who we admired, and
    who for the love of their king and country had fought, and bled, and died."

    PS: "The Last Post" by M.G. Dooner was on loan, but may have something on
    Leece (she covered officers who died in the war).

    Yours, John Wilson (Wellington, New Zealand) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 August 2015 -
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About death

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  • Death
    23 August 1901 AWMM
    VereenigingSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 29 August 1901 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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