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Evan Girven

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Evan Girven, front row, second from the left, with the 3rd Auckland Regiment, Browns Bay Company, 1912. - No known copyright restrictions

Evan Girven, front row, second from the left, with the 3rd Auckland Regiment, Browns Bay Company, 19 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Evan AWMM
  • Surname
    Girven AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Darky Girven AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2540 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 June 1892 AWMM KawakawaBay of Islands AWMM
    Kawakawa, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 46 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A. Girven (father), 46 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2540 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Territorial AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Coal miner/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • 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
      Gunshot wounds AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was a serving territorial at the outbreak of war. Served in the Samoan Expeditionary Force and later at Gallipoli.

    When Evan was serving in Samoan Advance Party, his number was 1/639.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds further papers relating to Girven's military service. [Ref. MS 2003/125] AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1960 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 266 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Girven, Eric. Papers, 1912 - 1972. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2003/125. 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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