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Richard Harrison Dorsey

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 194 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Harrison AWMM
  • Surname
    Dorsey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1281 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra DuntroonNorth Otago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tokarahi, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R. Dorsey (father), Tokarahi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1281 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 OtagoNew 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
    Height, WWI AWMM
    5' 9.5" AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Posted to unit, Mudros, 3 October 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria from Gallipoli, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Proceeded to Canal Zone, 23 January 1916.
    Transferred to Pioneer Bn, 15 March 1916.
    Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
    Accidentally injured, 16 August 1917 (circular saw; left hand thumb amputated), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 August 1917; to Ambulance Train No 28, 19 August 1917, and admitted to No 8 Red Cross Hospital, Le Tourquet. Transferred to England, 23 August 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames. Transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 12 October 1917; discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 28 November 1917, and granted leave until 2 December 1917.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Tahiti', 1 January 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of injuries sustained on Active Service), 17 April 1918.
    Total war service: 2 years 309 days (of which 2 years 219 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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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: 194 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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