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Joseph Alvan Simpkin

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Alvan AWMM
  • Surname
    Simpkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 75265 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1898 AWMM TokatokaNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 February 1918 AWMM Rehia, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Simpkin (father), Rehia, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 August 1918 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 75265 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial Camp (Helensville) from 20 February 1917 - 9 March 1917. AWMM
  • 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 1 February 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Flat Feet AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Mumps 2 April 1919 -Rugley Hospital AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart Attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Very involved in local government from 1944 onwards. Chairman Hobson County Council, Chairman Northland Catchment Commission. Awarded MBE in 1969. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1970 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Arapohue Cemetery, Hoyle Road, Arapohue, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Block Q AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald 20.10.70

    Northland Times 20.10.70 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7817278
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      88: 15 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald 20.10.70 AWMM
    • Northland Times AWMM
      Northland Times 20.10.70 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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