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Mark Joseph Flood

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Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known copyright restrictions

Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mark Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Flood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 2362 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1881 AWMM RussellNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Mar 1900 AWMM Commercial Hotel, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mary J. Spurr, Commercial Hotel, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 1 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 foot 7.75 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Haematuria, the result of bilharzia, hospitalised on return in Auckland Hospital AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: Joseph Flood (died 12 February 1891, AGED 39)

    Mother: Mary Jane Spurr (formerly Flood)

    1903: Married Caroline Evelyn Oliphant Stewart (died 10 April 1914, aged 30)

    1921: Married Dorothy Maud-Whyte (died 30 May 1965, aged 65)

    Children: 4 sons (Mark, George, Gregory, Allan) and 3 daughters (Doreen, Mary, Patricia)

    5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent were re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    Movements: Ventersdorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Movements: Ventersdorp

    Movements: Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks.

    Return to NZ, left South Africa on 12/6/1901 aboard SS Tagus (with 4th Contingent).

    1917: Lived in Otarere, Bay of Plenty. Rugby Selector, Whakatane Rep. team

    Joined Ministry of Works

    Employed to work at Papakura Military Camp

    In charge of roading and draining at Middlemore Hospital site

    In charge of Mangere Aerodrome construction site

    In charge of maintenance at the Papakura Military Camp

    Listed on the Nominal Roll as Private

    Retired in 1951 to Whakatane and then returned to Auckland

    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika” AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1963 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    PonsonbyAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block J, Row 1A, Plot 43 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Bay of Plenty Beacon 23 October 1963 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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