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Ernest Desmond Cogan

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Desmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Cogan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 October 1888 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    4 October 1888 Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Birth notes
    Parents: Edward Ademar and Caroline Groombridge (nee Davis) Cogan. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages Register.
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Geraldine, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Cogan (father), care of Langdown and Son, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/433 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Joined Bank of New Zealand on 1 April 1911 and at Geraldine branch at time of enlistment. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Archives.
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Edward A and Caroline Groombridge Cogan, of 783, George St., Dunedin.

      Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

      Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
    • Memorial plaque is now located on ground floor of Bank of New Zealand premises at Harbour Quays, Wellington. Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015 - Bank of New Zealand Museum, Wellingtons.
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About death

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  • Death
    8 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey 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



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  • Memorial name
    • Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Ernest would have been very proud to know that his sister Audrey was married to Major General Basil Moorhouse Morris (1888-1975), CBE, DSO who served with the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War and the Australian Army in the Second World War.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 26 February 2015



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17 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
26 February 2015PaulWest AucklandResearcher

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