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James Donn

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Donn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/734 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 19 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Donn (father), 19 Harbour Terrace, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/734 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Havrincourt Wood on 12th September 1918. When Rifleman Donn's section was held up by machine gun fire, he worked to the flank; rushed the post single-handed, putting the gun out of action, and killing two of the crew besides wounding the third. He then jumped into the trench and assisted in cleaning up the crew of a second machine gun which had been approached from the other flank. He showed great determination and a ready grasp of the position, and it was due to his splendid work that many casualties were avoided. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rank last held was listed as Temporary Corporal AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 October 1918 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. D. 2. AWMM
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  • 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
      Page No: 193 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
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