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Stanley Ernest Donne

Headstone of Second Lieutenant Stanley Ernest Donne (33100). Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEDL0297). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Second Lieutenant Stanley Ernest Donne (33100). Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poper …


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    Stanley Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Donne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 33100 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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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
    Mrs M.E. Anderson (mother), 14 Princes Street, Musselburgh, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 33100 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of the late William G. and Martha Donne, of Queenstown.

    Gained commission as Second Lieutenant on 12 March 1917 (Studholme 1928).

    Attached to New Zealand Light Railway Operating Company (Studholme 1928). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    22 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II.J.33. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Second Lieutenant S. E. Donne, who died of wounds on October 22, was the second-youngest son of Mrs. A. E. Anderson, Dunedin, and brother of Mrs. Griffiths, Tauhei. He was born at Queenstown, Wakatipu, 26 years ago, and was educated at Otago Boys' High School. He was a keen athlete, being well-known in the football circles in Dunedin, Invercargill, and Wellington. He enlisted at Wellington, where he was employed in the office of the Public Works Department, and left with the twenty-third reinforcements. (Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21) AWMM
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    Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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  • Stanley, you heroically gave your life in the service of your country, and to ensure freedom from tyranny. You were a young man, with no doubt your whole life to look forward to, however you sacrificed this on the battlefield at the age of 26, along with so many other heros, for people you had never met. I will never forget that sacrifice that you made, and I thank you for the opportunity to enjoy the freedom you earned for all of us.
    Public - Chris - 17 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 31 AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 102. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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