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William Donkin

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Donkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 8281 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
    Mrs Alice Donkin (mother), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 April 1901 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 8281 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Engineers, 8 months AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 4 April 1901 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Driver/Military 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 7.65 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 June 1901 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
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • South Africa War Memorial, Victoria Park, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM

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  • He is a distant relation to my wife. To the best of my knowledge, he is the only Thames boy KIA during the Boer War. Any info appreciated.
    Public - John Anthony [Tony] - Researcher - 13 February 2018

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13 February 2018John Anthony [Tony]Auckland.Researcher