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John Sorenson

Otago's fallen soldiers during the Boer War 1899-1902 Roll [possibly published in the Otago Times] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Sorenson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sorensen AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 1057 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
    Pre 22 March 1900 AWMM North-East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Albert Smythe, North-East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 24 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 1057 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
    South Africa 22 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Groom/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 11 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trooper Sorenson had been made a special representative of the Caversham Borough Council in its contribution to the war. He was chosen for his exemplary conduct and appearance.

    Medals CC, Tr, Rh AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1900 AWMM
    ZeerustTransvaal AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 9 November 1900

    Obituary: The New Zealand Graphic, 10 November 1900, p. 875 (with photograph) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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

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Sources

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