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Ronald Harris Trounson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 35), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 35), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Harris AWMM
  • Surname
    Trounson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 16135 AWMM
    • WWII 812058 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.H. Trounson (father), Paparoa, Kaipara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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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 Farmer/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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Manuka then transhipped to "Malwa" at Sydney for Suez, Egypt AWMM
    • Ronald was the eldest son of James Harris & Annie TROUNSON (nee Goodall). The Trounson & Goodall families were part of the Albertland Settlers that arrived in 1862 and settled in Paparoa, Northland, NZ.
      James & Annie had four children – Sarah Winifred (b1891), Ida Mary (b1892), Ronald Harris (b1895) and Eric Mervyn (b1901).
      On 25th February 1933, Ronald married Ruby Frances WATSON and they had three children – Frances, Jim and Betty. They lived in Whangaripo, Wellsford. Sadly, Ruby died in 1953 at the age of 44.
      Ronald’s second marriage was to Martha Matilda ‘Patty’ GARDNER (previously Brooks-McKay). He lived in Waipu until his death in 1974. He is buried in the Waipu Cemetery. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    1 April 1974 Public Source
  • Date of death
    1 April 1974 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Age at death
    78 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Place of death
    Waipu Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waipu Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Grave reference
    RSA Row 1, No. 10 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Obituary
    Trounson, Ronald Harris (Regtl No. 16135, First World War). On April 1, 1974 (suddenly), at his home, St Marys Rd, Waipu, dearly loved husband of Patty, and loved father of Frances (Mrs Jenkins, Wellsford), Jim (Auckland), and Betty (Mrs Kerr, Auckland), and loved stepfather of Zena (Mrs Ron McKay, Waipu), Ray Gardener (Dargaville), and Harold Gardener (Waipu), and loved poppa of five grandchildren; in his 79th year. A service will be held in the Presbyterian Church, Waipu, today (Tuesday), at 2.30pm, thereafter to the Servicemen’s Cemetery, Waipu. Floral tributes may be left at the office of Newberry Funeral Services, by 12 noon.
    (Northern Advocate, Apr 1974) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 15 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      35: 4 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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15 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher

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