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Joseph Alexander Govan

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Govan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Joseph Alexandra Govan AWMM
  • Service number
    • 24/1665 AWMM
    • 24/1565 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 December 1896 AWMM CoromandelCoromandel District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 October 1915 AWMM Parenga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Govan (mother), Buckland, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    School teacher/Civilian 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
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 8 pounds AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar outside of left knee, 8 inches long AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in abdomen, 15 September 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged to duty Brockenhurst 3 November 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted New Zealand General Hospital 16 March 1917 with abdomen AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Appointed temporary Lance Corporal 11 March 1916, Moascar

    Appointed temporary Corporal 23 April 1916

    Promoted to Corporal 14 May 1916, Armentieres

    Received three white feathers while convalescing at home.

    Carried the bullet against the spine for 20 years before being able to have it removed. He kept the bullet, with attached flesh in a jar of metholated spirits

    Listed on Archway, National Archives as GOVAN, Joseph Alexander - WW1 24/1565 - Army. Serial Number is recorded as 24/1665 and name as Joseph Alexandra in Nominal Rolls AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    28 June 1969 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
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Memorials

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Sources

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