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Alfred Aghan

  • Service number
    WWI 13300 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Alf AWMM
    • Ah Gan AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of Alfred Aghan. Image kindly provided by Aghan family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Alfred Aghan. Image kindly provided by Aghan family. Image has no known copyright restri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Aghan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alf AWMM
    • Ah Gan AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13300 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 July 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 417 Queen Street, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Young Aghan (father), 23 Mountfield Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    French Polisher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Inflammation of stomach , Egypt (11 June 1917) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Chronic Gastritis, Suez AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Total war service was 1 year and 358 days

    Personnel records indicate the following units: Auckland Mounted Rifles, 13 Squadron and 13th Mounted Rifles. According to his personnel records he was in 13 Squadron, 13th Reinforcements with the rank of Private and then was transferred to the Veterinary Corps briefly and then to the 13th Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifles with the rank of Trooper.

    Arrived in Devonport, England and then marched to Tidworth from Sling Camp.From Tidworth he went back to Sling Camp and then proceeded overseas to Egypt around 8 December 1916

    Fell ill in Egypt from an inflammation of the stomach. Was admitted to N.Z. Convalescent Home at Port Said where he improved slightly but condition deteriorated. Was admitted to Aotea New Zealand Convalescent Hospital in Heliopolis, Egypt and was finally invalided to New Zealand.

    Brother of David George Aghan (13299).

    Of Chinese descent. AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 2 AWMM
    • Kennedy, A. (2015). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 (revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919) (2nd ed). Wellington: New Zealand Chinese Association. 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM

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