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Lytton Alphonse Ditely

Full length portrait of Lytton Alphonse Ditely (s/n 14/105) during WW1 in a rural setting. Photograph has writing across the front "Peggie, this is dad before he goes to war. He is thinking of you and hoping you will be good and kind to mum." Image kindly provided by family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Full length portrait of Lytton Alphonse Ditely (s/n 14/105) during WW1 in a rural setting. Photograp …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lytton Alphonse AWMM
  • Surname
    Ditely AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 4401 AWMM
    • WWII 14/105 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 July 1876 AWMM AkaroaSouth Island AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Lavaud Street, Akaroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Elizabeth Ditely (wife), Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    Elizabeth SCHUBERT 1885-1975 - 18 May 1906 St Luke the Evangelist Church Christchurch AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Clerk AWMM
    CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 3rd child to Eugene Alphonse DITELY and Ellen DESSARTHE nee Armstrong. Birth registered Internal Affairs Dept Folio No 10434 under the name Dessaithe. Educated Akaroa High School.

    Ditely had four daughters with wife Elizabeth (nee Schubert): Dorothy Alice (Ditely) HAVILL; Marjorie (Ditely) ROUTHAN; Ysobel (Ditely) WILSON; Louise Judith (DITELY) GROWCOTT

    Further information on this serviceman can be found in his Armoury Cenotaph file. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    18 January 1934 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    GreymouthGrey District AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Hokitika Cemetery, Seaview, Hokitika, Westland New Zealand AWMM
    • Hokitika Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary Hokitika Guardian 18 Jan 1934 Page 4 Column 5 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 189 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      1 March 1902 page 5 AWMM
    • Marlborough Express AWMM
      7 Mar 1902 Page 3; 2 July 1915 Page 2 AWMM
    • Wanganui Herald AWMM
      3 Mar 1902 Page 3 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      7 Mar 1902 Page 5 AWMM
    • The Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser AWMM
      Feb 1902; 4 Mar 1902; 4 July 1902 Page 2 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM

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