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Charles Daniel Pratt

Portrait, Charles Pratt in uniform with wings cloth badge. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Charles Pratt in uniform with wings cloth badge. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Daniel AWMM
  • Surname
    Pratt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Charlie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 4/128a AWMM
    • WWI 15/128 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 9 December 1914 AWMM Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Pratt Pratt (mother), Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 9 December 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Grocer/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      Full plate upper, partial lower AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli and taken to Lemnos to hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Elizabeth Margaret Pratt and Justin Percival Pratt.

      Transferred to New Zealand Engineers February 1915.

      Served with the Mounted Signal Troops as a Motor despatch rider.

      After the war, Charles Pratt and his brother started a factory in Geelong, New South Wales, Australia, where they built De Havilland aeroplanes.

      De Havillands were developed by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland who in 1910 successfully built and flew an airplane with a 50 hp engine. He joined the Army Balloon factory and originated the BE series of tractor biplanes. He was a chief designer and test pilot for the Aircraft Manufacturing Company during World War 1 and produced several successful fighters and light bombers. He formed the De Havilland Aircraft Company in September 1920. The Moth, a light two-seater made by the company started the flying club movement in Great Britain. In World War 2 the company's most successful plane was the twin-engined Mosquito. After the war he pioneered the Comet airliner and the DH Ghost jet engines. Geoffrey de Havilland was knighted in 1944 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1962. AWMM
    • Older brother of Alfred Joseph Pratt (service 1914-1916) who embarked with him in late 1914. Public - Stephen - Other relative - 30 December 2018 - Family images, documents & papers
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 591 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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30 December 2018StephenTownsvilleOther relative

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