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Charles Frederick Normanby Minifie



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Frederick Normanby AWMM
  • Surname
    Minifie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 4364 AWMM
    • WWI 80019 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 6 September 1878 Military personnel file Military personnel file
    • 6 September 1880 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 5 Raymond Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    19 July 1905 AWMM Married AWMM
    Marion McCaskill AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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
    13 November 1918 AWMMSuicide, Cause of Death AWMM
    Inquest verdict: "Suicide by hanging, while of unsound mind". AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Born in Spetember 1878 in Dunedin, Charles Minifie was the son of George Henry and Elizabeth Minifie (nee McDonald); married Marion Minifie (nee McCaskill) in 1905. Lived at 11, Roslyn Terrace, Timaru, New Zealand.

    A volunteer rifleman in Temuka from c. 1897, Charles enlisted with the NZ Mounted Rifles for the South African War, being discharged at the end of the war in the rank of sergeant. Miinifie gave his date of birth as 1880 when re-enlisting in late 1917. He was still in training when the war ended. He died by suicide in Trentham Military Camp in November 1918 two days after the war ended.

    Father was named George Henry Minifie. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 13 November 1918 Military personnel file
      Age 40 AWMM
      TrenthamUpper Hutt Military personnel file
    • 13 November 1918 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 39 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Suicide AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM B. 29. (S). AWMM
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