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Douglas Alexander Dron

Portrait, Lieutenant Douglas Alexander (6/1517) from the Weekly News. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No Known Copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Dron AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1517 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 June 1890 AWMM WaimeaNelson AWMM
  • Date of birth
    4 June 1890 Public - Peter - Researcher - 20 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Waimea West Public - Peter - Researcher - 20 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tarakohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Dron (father), Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1517 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    headmaster at the Tarakohe School before .joining the. Expeditionary, Force. Public - Martin - 7 April 2015 - Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLVIII, 10 June 1915, Page 4
    Lieutenant D. A.- -Dron, who has-been wounde'd at'the Dardanelles, was headmaster at the Tarakohe School before .joining the. Expeditionary, Force. His father lives at Waimea West.
  • Age on enlistment
    Born 4/6/1890 age at enlistment 24 years old Public - Martin - 7 April 2015 - NZ Achieves military records


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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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About death

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  • Death
    8 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM I. B. 50. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Nelson College Scriptorium Roll of Honour; War Memorials at Brightwater, Spring Grove, Takaka, Wakefield and Waimea West and the Nelson Cenotaph at Anzac Park Public - Peter - Researcher - 20 October 2017 - on site observation

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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: 199 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


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