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John Densem

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Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Densem AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Densen AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/736 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1893 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    25 February 1893 Public - Barbara - Other relative - 23 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Sandford, Devon, England Public - Barbara - Other relative - 23 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 186 East Belt, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Densem (mother), Sanaford, near Crediton, Devonshire, England AWMM
    • Walter John Densem, Christchurch, New Zealand Public - Barbara - Other relative - 23 April 2016 - Family papers
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/736 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked day and night in a heavily shelled area supervising working parties and guiding parties forward under heavy fire. By his initiative and untiring energy he carried out his task of establishing a forward dump with great success. London Gazette 01/01/1918 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Apprentice Butcher - working for his uncle (Frost) in Ashburton. Originally from UK, he immigrated t Public - Barbara - Other relative - 23 April 2016 - Family papers
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 August 1918 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. A. 27. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of John Densem

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  • Remembering our Great Uncle John and his Service to our Country.
    Public - John Walter - Other relative - 23 April 2018
    Report 
  • Remembering our Great Uncle John and his Service to our Country.
    Public - John Walter - Other relative - 23 April 2018
    Report 
  • We remember Great Uncle Jack - Rest in Peace
    Public - Barbara Margaret - Other relative - 24 April 2017
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 April 2018John WalterChristchurch New ZealandOther relative
24 April 2017Barbara MargaretChristchurchOther relative
23 April 2016BarbaraChristchurchOther relative

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