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Lawrence Topping Donaldson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Topping AWMM
  • Surname
    Donaldson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/499 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1896 AWMM OkaihauNorth Auckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 August 1914 AWMM Public School Otahuhu, Board of Education, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Donaldson, Okaihau, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/499 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Teacher/Civilian AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Mustard gas burns AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Commanded Home Guard Waikato Region during World War II.

    He was a Master of the Masonic Lodge in the Bay of Islands

    Received the Gallipoli Lapel Badge and the Gallipoli medallion AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1971 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    CambridgeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Okaihau First World War memorial gates, Horeke Rd, Northland AWMM

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Sources

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