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Donald Ferris

Private Donald Ferris, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 September 1915 p045. No known Copyright.

Private Donald Ferris, killed in action. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 30 Se …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    Ferris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Don-ald Ferris AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/519 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    15 October 1881 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Captain Charles William FERRIS, Licensed Interpreter Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C.W. Ferris (father), Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Gallipoli Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZEF Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/519 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 1st NZ Maori Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
    • 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1915 Star Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Records
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War & Victory Medals
      Plaque & Scroll # 504045 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sergt in the Te Aute College Cadets Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • 4 January 1915 at Avondale Military Camp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    25 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 9 June 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ferris, of Gisborne, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey AWMM Special Memorial B. 16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    see document attached - Private Donald Ferris: Newspaper items of Private Donald Ferris and his obituary Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Church Memorial Board, Tikitiki near Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Donald Ferris by laying a poppy.

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Leave a tribute or memory of Donald Ferris

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  • Donald was my Grand Uncle, Brother of my Grand Father James Paumea Ferris. The stories passed onto me i will continue to pass on to my children and future generations. You will always be dearly remembered. Paumea Ferris.
    Public - Paumea - Other Relative - 6 September 2015
  • Donald was my grandfather James Paumea Ferris' brother. We remember you and will always do so. We salute you and know you gave up your life in order to save others. Come ANZAC day we will lay a poppy especially for you here in your hometown of te Tairawhiti. Bless and keep you always in our hearts. Arohanui
    Public - Sheryl (aka Sher) Jane Heni - Other Relative - 9 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
06 September 2015Paumea Auckland, New ZealandOther Relative
09 June 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
09 April 2015Sheryl (aka Sher) Jane Heni Gisborne, New ZealandOther Relative
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