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Robert Nixon Caldwell

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 102 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 102 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Nixon AWMM
  • Surname
    Caldwell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1/820 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 August 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra SuvaViti Levu Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Fiji Government, Suva, Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.W. Caldwell (father), Fiji, Pacific Islands AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1/820 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      156 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service (NZEF): sailed with Samoan Advance Guard; arrived Apia, 29 August 1914.
    Discharged, 17 September 1914.
    War service (NZEF): 24 days (of which 18 days were abroad)
    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Soldier subsequently said (letter to Base Records, Wellington, 9 March 1960) he joined the British Army, served with 4th Bn, South Wales Borderers, for 4 months at Gallipoli; was discharged at the end of the war with the rank of Major, the Military Cross, and 2 Mentions in Despatches. Base Records advised, 15 March 1961, that confirmation of these details had to be obtained from the War Office, London. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • 100 years today Grandpa it was over and you returned to Fiji to marry Leila Duncan. Miss you and Granny, so proud of you.
    Public - Suejane - Direct descendant - 11 November 2018
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  • My grandfather also served in the 9th battalion of The South Wales Borders in 1915. Was also given MC and a CMG.
    Public - Suejane - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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  • Also served in Gallipoli, Dardenelles, Ypres, survived WW 1, wounded, shot in the face repaired by Dr Gillies, returned to Suva Fiji, became Director of Fijian Affairs, died in 1966 approx in Suva Fiji.
    Public - Leila Patricia - Child - 24 April 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 102 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Weddell, H. (2016). Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One. Wellington, New Zealand : Defence of New Zealand Study Group. AWMM

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11 November 2018Suejane Waihi New Zealand Direct descendant
24 April 2015SuejaneWaihi New Zealand Other Relative
24 April 2015Leila PatriciaWaihi New ZealandChild

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