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Rudolph Dunstan Vavasour

Seddon War Memorial Exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Seddon War Memorial Exterior. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rudolph Dunstan AWMM
  • Surname
    Vavasour AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rollo Dunstan Vavasour AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 27066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1894 AWMM BlenheimMarlborough AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Masterton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Henry Dunstan Vavasour (father), Blenheim AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of illness AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 ft. 10 in. AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      144 lbs. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rudolph Vavasour was the son of Mr and Mrs H.D. Vavasour of Blenheim, New Zealand.

    Name is on Archway as Rollo Dunstan Vavasour.

    Attended Jesuit College, Sydney. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BryanstonLondon AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Fulham (St Thomas of Canterbury) Roman Catholic Churchyard, London, England AWMM 45 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Seddon District War Memorial, Cnr of Mills and Wakefield St, Seddon, 7210 AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a tribute or memory of Rudolph Dunstan Vavasour

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  • Taken so young. We remember.
    Public - Dunstan Edward - Other relative - 13 November 2015
  • We will remember you RIP Uncle Rollo .Anne and family
    Public - Anne - Other Relative - 10 May 2015
  • We will remember you Rudolph. We live as your legacy. I will place a poppy for you at the dawn service at Seddon. From your great nephew Felix. (Henry's Grandson)
    Public - Felix - Other Relative - 22 April 2015

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 November 2015Dunstan EdwardRugby, GBOther relative
13 May 2015BelindaBlenheim NZOther Relative
10 May 2015AnneKingscliff NSW AustraliaOther Relative
22 April 2015FelixBlenheim New ZealandOther Relative

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