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Noel John Hay Gavin

Portrait, N.J.H. Gavin - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, N.J.H. Gavin - No known copyright restrictions AWMM


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Noel John Hay AWMM
  • Surname
    Gavin AWMM
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  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Horse riding accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Attached as M.O. to the 14th Battalion Irish Rifles, died in France on Nov. 1st, 1917, as the result of an accident while riding up to the trenches at night along a wooded road. His horse took fright, bolted, slipped and fell, throwing Captain Gavin on his head, and inflicting such serious injuries that he died shortly after reaching the casualty clearing station. He was buried the following day in the local cemetery. For services in the field he had been awarded a M.C. and bar." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 November 1917 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France AWMM I.C.28. AWMM
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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Pat Clarkson Medical Practitioner Research Project (January 2014). AWMM
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