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Gavin Melville Abbot

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Portrait of Lieutenant Gavin Melville Abbot (Auckland Weekly News Honour Roll 1915). - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gavin Melville AWMM
  • Surname
    Abbot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/280 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1890 Military Personnel File OpotikiBay of Plenty Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Taneatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Thomas Abbot, Waioka, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

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
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  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Seriously wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated to England for specialist medical care. AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: G.S.W. neck Pension: 15/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arrived Suez on 3 December 1914

    On return to New Zealand, was appointed Officer-in-Charge of Trentham Military Camp.

    Four brothers served in WW2 David Alexander (A 401219) James Duncan (NZ39713) and Newton Bishop Abbot (NZ451389) and Gavin Malcolm Abbot (80132).

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Defence Headquarters, Christchurch AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    28 April 1971 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • ww1 veteran Thanks Gavin

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War. Research completed by Paul Hickford (2014-2017). AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 2 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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