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Joseph Alon Vipond

Headstone, Joseph Alon Vipond, Matakana Cemetery (provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Headstone, Joseph Alon Vipond, Matakana Cemetery (provided by Sarndra Lees 2012) - Image has All Rig …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Alon AWMM
  • Surname
    Vipond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joseph Alan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25756 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1889 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25756 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Influenza, measles and pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Joseph Vipond was the son of Joseph and Ella Vipond, of Matakana.

      He is also commemorated on the Matakana District war memorial. The inscription reads: 'This monument was erected by public subscription as a thanksgiving to almighty God for peace and victory and in memory of the men of this district who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Their Duty Nobly Done. December 1919'

      Name spelled as Joseph Alan by Archives New Zealand ( May 2010). His second initial does not appear on Matakana memorial. AWMM
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      “Joey” was born 28th August 1888 on the family farm in Matakana, North Auckland, to Joseph and Ellen Norma (nee Rayner) Vipond. Descendants of the early English settlers. His unusual middle name was taken from his Uncle Alon Vipond of Port Albert, Rodney. Alon and his brother Joseph had immigrated from Alston, Cumberland, England and settled in the Rodney district of North Auckland.

      On the 31st May 1916 at the age of 28 years, Joey enlisted with the New Zealand 17th Reinforcements, G Company. On his enlistment form he states he is a self employed Farmer from Matakana.

      Within days of enlisting he travelled to the NZ training camp in Trentham and settled in for his training. However, in early July he contracted the Measles and on the 8th was transferred to Izards Hospital, Wellington. Sadly, on the morning of the 10th he died, his Mother and Father at his Side. The certified cause of death was Pneumonia following acute Measles.

      His body arrived in Matakana on Sunday 15th of July aboard the S.S. Kawau and following a service he was buried in the Matakana Cemetery.

      He is remembered on the Matakana War Memorial – Lest we forget.

      Buried: Plot 72, Matakana Cemetery, Matakana, North Auckland, New Zealand. Public - Matakana War Memorial - Researcher - 9 July 2017 - Papers Past & Military Records.
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About death

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  • Death
    10 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Matakana Cemetery, Leigh Road, Rodney District, New Zealand AWMM Block 1 Row 1 Plot 72D Seq 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Matakana War Memorial (King George war memorial statue), Matakana Wharf Reserve, Matakana Road, Matakana, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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