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Gordon Ross Mitchell

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon Ross AWMM
  • Surname
    Mitchell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 9/181 AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1887 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Clydevale, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ivy Mitchell (wife), care of W.R. Leeder, High Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 9/181 AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM
  • Military service
    • NZ Volunteers, 1905-14 AWMM
    • Commanding Officer (CO) of 5 (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles, 1923-27 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew 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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Loss right eye Pension: 26/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of a squadron of the Otago Mounted Rifles on 1 January 1917.

    Promoted to Lt Colonel and appointed CO of the 5th Mounted Rifles, known as the 'Otago Hussars', 1923

    Transferred to the Home Guard, taking command of 9 (Taieri) Squadron, 1940

    Relinquished command and posted to Reserve of Officers list, June 1944

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Clydevale AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 April 1971 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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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: 509 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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