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Ralph Victor Arundel

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Arundel R.V. - Atkinson C.C. (photo J Halpin 2010) (CC-BY John Halpin)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Arundel R.V. - Atkinson C.C. (photo …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Arundel AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 28314 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra FrasertownHawkes Bay Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Single (sister), Frasertown, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 28314 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      134 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ralph Arundel was born at Frasertown. He was the son of Alice and George Arundel. Served on the Western Front, 1917-18.

    Embarked Wellington, 11 October 916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 December 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 11 February 1917; joined 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, in the field, 26 May 1917.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 October 1917; detached to School of Instruction, 30 October 1917.
    Detached to Brigade School, 10 November 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 16 November1917.
    Admitted to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 10 January 1918 (mumps, mild); discharged to Base Depot, 29 January 1918.
    Transferred to 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 22 February 1918.

    Wounded in action, 13 September 1918 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 14 September 1918; transferred to England, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 19 September 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Ruahine', 8 December 1918.
    Died of double pneumonia, Wairoa Hospital, 20 November 1919. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1919 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wairoa Cemetery, Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM 596 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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