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Arthur Victor Donnan

Pukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones (photo J Halpin September 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Pukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones (photo J Halpin September 2010) - No known copyri …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Donnan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23929 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John S. Donnan (father), Post-office, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23929 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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
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About death

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  • Death
    10 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. O. 16. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • 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

    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
    Public - Jane Felicity - Other relative - 12 January 2020



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12 January 2020Jane FelicityToowoomba, QLD AustraliaOther relative

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