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John Valentine Soffe

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  • Service number
    WWI 13478 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • John Balentine AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Portrait of John Valentine Soffe wearing WWI uniform. Image kindly provided by O'Neil family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of John Valentine Soffe wearing WWI uniform. Image kindly provided by O'Neil family. Image …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Soffe AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • John Balentine AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13478 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1887 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.N. Soffe (father), Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13478 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Nimrod Soffe who served in the New Zealand Wars

    Five brothers served in WW1: Samuel Joseph SOFFE (1884-1963) WW1 service no. 35721 – Mounted Rifles Brigade; John Valentine SOFFE (Jack) (1887-1941) WW1 service no. 13478; George SOFFE (1893-1945) WW1 service no. 10/873 – Wellington Infantry Battalion; William SOFFE (1895-1943) WW1 service no. 11/2232 – Wellington Mounted Rifles; Henry Robert SOFFE (1897-1938) service no. 48103 – NZ Rifle Brigade (falsified age to enlist)

    Name misspelt as John Balentine on the Nominal Roll, verified at National Archives and by family (April 2009) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1941 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Military personnel file
    http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7819792
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 17 AWMM
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