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Cyril Douglas Gabites

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Gabites AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1988 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 July 1888 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Care of Butterworth Bros., Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 R. Gabites (father), Broad Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 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 8/1988 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cyril Gabites was the son of Robert and Mary Emma Gabites, of 20 Kipling Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Oamaru, Otago.

    Joined Bn at Anzac, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915, and posted to 8th Company, and reverted to the ranks.
    Promoted Sergeant, 12 August 1915.
    Admitted to 6th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 August 1915 (dysentery); transferred by HS 'Neuralia' to Egypt, 12 August 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 16 August 1915; rejoined unit, Rest Camp, Lemnos, 16 September 1915.
    Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 6 October 1915 (enteritis); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, Lemnos, 27 October 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Embarked Egypt for France, 6 April 1916.
    Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, in the field, 26 August 1916.
    Posted to 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, 31 August 1916.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 9-24 October 1916.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 17 March 1917, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 17 March 1917; discharged to duty, 26 March 1917.
    Promoted Lieutenant, 15 March 1917.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 26 June 1917 (debilty), and transferred to Officer's Rest Home; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 June 1917.
    Detached to Corps School, 4 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 August 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 8 September 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 21 September 1917.
    Attached to Reinforcements Camp, 30 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 October 1917.
    Appointed to temporarily command 14th Company, 4 November 1917; relinquished temporary command, 10 November 1917.
    Seconded for duty to 2nd NZ Light Trench Mortar Battery, 20 November 1917.
    Killed in action, 3 December 1917. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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