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Donald Buckland Gorrie

Trooper D.B. Gorrie. (Source: King's College Honour Roll) - No known copyright restrictions

Trooper D.B. Gorrie. (Source: King's College Honour Roll) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Buckland AWMM
  • Surname
    Gorrie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 17583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1887 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    6 April 1887 Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 January 2019 - N Z Births Deaths Marriages
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    His parents Henry Thomson and Blanche lived at Highwic and Dunkerron in Remuera and Epsom. Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 January 2019 -
    New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 11063, 15 May 1899
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs G. Gorrie (wife), Alfred Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 October 1916 AWMM Married 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 Unknown AWMM Auctioneer/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Trooper Gorrie was the son of Henry Thomson and Blanche Gorrie, of Auckland, husband of Gladys E. Gorrie, of 10 Patey Street, Remuera, Auckland and brother of John 'Jack' William Gorrie, who was killed in action in France on 19 July 1916.

      He attended King's College (1896 - 1901), and Auckland Grammar School.

      Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney for Suez. AWMM
    • Donald and G(w)ladys had a daughter Lesly Buckland Gorrie born 10 April 1913 Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 January 2019 - N Z Births Deaths Marriages
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About death

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  • Death
    7 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
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  • Obituary
    Trooper Donald B. Gorrie, eldest son of Mr. H. T. Gorrie, of Auckland, has been killed in action in Palestine. Trooper Gorrie, who was about 32 years old, was married, and is survived by his widow, formerly Miss West, and a five-year-old daughter. He was educated at the Auckland Grammar School and King's College. On leaving the latter he joined the firm of Alfred Buckland and Sons, of which his father is the principal, and entered the auctioneering branch. He enlisted about 18 months ago, and went to Egypt as a member of the Camel Corps, but at the time of his death was serving with the Mounted Rifles. He was a thorough sport, and took a keen interest in horses, being a polo-player and always following the hounds with the Pakuranga Hunt Club. His younger brother, Lieutenant Jack Gorrie, who went Home early in the war and enlisted in an Imperial regiment, was killed in France on July 19, 1916. (Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1917, p. 20) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel AWMM
    • Mt Roskill War Memorial, War Memorial Park, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • •St. Andrews Epsom Church exterior (Roll of Honour now held in St. Andrews Church, Howick). 100 St. Andrews Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023. Image provided by John Halpin 2012, CC BY John Halpin
      •King’s College Chapel, Golf Ave, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
      •Imperial Camel Corps Memorial, Victoria Embankment Gardens, City of Westminster, London WC2N 6PB Public - Sue - Researcher - 13 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage

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  • GORRIE, Trooper, Donald Buckland. 17583, N.Z. Bn., Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand). 7th November 1917. Age 31. Husband of Gladys E. Gorrie, of 10, Patey St., Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. Brother of Lieut. F. W. Gorrie. Educated King’s College, New Zealand and a well-known polo player and cross country rider. Leaves a widow and child. Memorial Ref. 1. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. He is one of 700 polo players killed in the Great War.
    Public - trevor - 19 October 2015

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29 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
13 January 2019SueRemuera, AucklandResearcher
19 October 2015trevorUKOther

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