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David Devon

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 186 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 186 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Devon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/433 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 December 1890 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra GimmerburnOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Geraldine, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Devon, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/433 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      151 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • David Devon was the son of Hugh and Margaret Devon; husband of Margaret Devon, of Gimmerburn, New Zealand.

    War service: Egypt, Palestine
    Promoted Temporary Corporal, Zeitoun, 4 November 1915. Confirmed as Shoeing Smith Corporal, Kantara, 4 November 1915.
    Proceeded to Canal Zone, 23 January 1916.
    Admitted to NZ Mounted Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 27 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 31 March 1916; rejoined unit, Salkia, 2 April 1916.
    Promoted Temporary Farrier Sergeant, 13 June 1916; relinquished Temporary Appointment, 24 July 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Farrier Sergeant, 15 August 1916; relinquished Temporary Appointment, 28 November 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Farrier Sergeant, 13 February 1917; relinquished Temporary Appointment, 30 April 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Farrier Sergeant, 20 June 1917; appointment confirmed, 20 June 1917.
    Wounded in action, remaining at duty, 4 November 1917.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 25 November 1917 (gun shot wound left buttock), and admitted to NZ Mounted Field Ambulance.
    Died of wounds, 27 November 1917. Buried in Convent Garden, Ramleh Monastery.

    Hugh and Margaret Devon; Wife: Margaret Devon, Gimmerburn AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    27 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM B. 31. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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