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Linton Harry Runciman

Portrait of Linton Harry Runciman, Archives New Zealand, R24184690. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Linton Harry Runciman, Archives New Zealand, R24184690. Image may be subject to copyrigh …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Linton Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Runciman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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    WWI 11/2216 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    17 February 1895 AWMM CambridgeWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
    Son of George Adam and Mary Jane RUNCIMAN Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 December 2022 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs M. Runciman (mother), Ballance Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 December 2022 - NZ BDM Birth Records


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    Army AWMM
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    WWI 11/2216 AWMM
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  • In loving memory of LINTON HARRY RUNCIMAN D.C.M, died 18 August 1919 aged 24 years. His body was moved from the Matahiia Cemetery due to River Flooding and is now buried in the Ruatoria Cemetery, Block RUAA Plot 36.
    REF: Gisborne Cemetery Records
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 4 March 2023
    An inquest on the body of Linton Harry Runciman, a returned soldier, who was accidentally drowned in the Mata river on August 18, was held at Makarika. homestead on Friday last. Mr F W Fraser, acting coroner, conducted the proceedings, the foreman of the jury being Mr Harry Boyce. Evidence was given to the effect that the deceased, in company with Mr. Bagnall, manager of Horehore station, was returning home on August 18, when, at about 4.30 p.m., they arrived at the river ford near the old suspension bridge, Horehore station. Mr Bagnall first entered the river, and was immediately swept down stream a distance of some twenty chains. After a. desperate struggle he managed to climb ashore again, on the same side of the river as that from which he had entered. Mr Bagnall, as soon as he got out of the river, set ou
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 16 December 2022



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 6 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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04 March 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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