Arthur Victor AWMM
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WWI 23929 AWMM
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John S. Donnan (father), Post-office, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
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- Son of John Stroyan Donnan and Marie Louise Donnan, of "Euroka", Gipps St., Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales.
Mr Donnan was a master at Seddon Memorial Technical College in Auckland.
Remembered at Pukekohe Intermediate School, with Memorial stones & loving memory roses.
Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
- Arthur Victor Donnan won a scholarship to attend the diploma Course a Hawkesbury Agricultural College in Syney, NSW. He represented the college in both shooting and rugby. After graduating third in his class he then worked as an experimentalist at Hawkesbury Agricultural College and then went on to become a lecturer in agriculture. He then took up a post at Yanco Irrigation Settlement. In 1913 Arthur wasappointed Instructor of Agriculture under the Board of Education and later enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Agriculure at Aukland University College. Public - Jane Felicity - Other relative - 12 January 2020 - University of Western Sydney
10 June 1917 AWMM
Age 24 AWMM
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Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. O. 16. AWMM
- Pukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones & loving memory roses AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
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There is a details of Arthur Donnan's life at Hawkesbury Agricultural College which is now the University of Western Sydney. He had a very distinguished career before joining the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He was an expert rifleman
Public - Jane Felicity - Other relative - 12 January 2020
It is noted he was wounded on the 7th of June 1917, was unfortunately stranded in no man's land for 48 hours and when retrieved died from his wounds. It is believed it was Messines Ridge where he was wounded.
He was a Recipient of the Military Cross for distinguished service
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
43: 14 AWMM
- Jubilee of the Seddon Memorial Technical College 1903-1953,(1953) [Pamphlet Collection],Auckland, New Zealand. Seddon Memorial Technical College. LG 745 .A8 AWMM
(College war effort page) AWMM
- Franklin county news AWMM
Alexander, E. (2 March 2006). Memorial Stones ceremony organised. Franklin County News. AWMM
- Miller, R. (Ed.). (2012). Pukekohe's memorial stones. Auckland, N.Z.: Franklin Historical Society. AWMM
- A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
|12 January 2020||Jane Felicity||Toowoomba, QLD Australia||Other relative||
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