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Louis Nathan

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/462 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Louis NETANA (NATHAN) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
3/4 portrait of Sergeant Louis Nathan 16/1542 (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-N869. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Sergeant Louis Nathan 16/1542 (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Louis AWMM
  • Surname
    Nathan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Louis NETANA (NATHAN) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/462 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 November 1892 AWMM Northern WairoaDargaville AWMM
  • Date of birth
    1 November 1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Maropiu, Wairoa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maropiu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Ruru Nathan, Maropiu, via Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Wi Netana (Nathan) - (Uncle) of Mamaranui, Dargaville Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian, Gallipoli, Mudros, Lemnos; Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/462 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • 12 Nov 1914 at Avondale M C Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer for Brown Nathan of Maropiu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    21yrs 4mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Private Ruru Nathan # 60824 of the 31 Reinforcements NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion was Louis's brother. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
    • This branch of the Nathan family are descended from the original convict families of the same name and also of the family name Joseph. the first convict was Nathan Nathan aged 16, sentenced to 7 years in 1799. His daughter Rebecca later followed her fiance Moses Joseph to NSW. He was also a convict. Between those two initial newcomers they each brought 9 siblings. other relatives also followed most involuntarily. When NZ was colonized the Nathan bros when to the Bay of Plenty and later to Auckland and Wellington, where some of the descentants remain. the family know of the liasons with local Maori women who, in some cases adopted the name or variants of it. The Hon. Howard Nathan. QC. AM. Public - Howard - Other relative - 22 January 2018 - Papers of Dudley Davis, the author. and Sarasota Jewish Museum. USA. Levi. J.S. These are the Names. MUP.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 November 1951 AWMM
    DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
    5 April 1969 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    72yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Place of death
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 23 January 2017 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • So wonderful to discover a piece of my birth whanau...inspired to research some more xo Arohanui to all our descendants xoxo
    Public - Jennifer Anne - Direct descendant - 29 April 2017
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  • Thank you for your bravery and your courage. Love from Luann, Kuresa & Dante.
    Public - Luann - Direct descendant - 29 April 2017
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 532 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
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 January 2018HowardMia Mia 344. Victoria AustraliaOther relative
29 April 2017Jennifer Anne Waipu, NorthlandDirect descendant
29 April 2017LuannAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
23 January 2017Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
25 April 2015Harley LouisNelson, New ZealandChild

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