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Ernest Charles Dovey

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Dovey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 19204 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 June 1869 AWMM MiddlesexEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Grand Hotel, The Square, Palmerston North AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Kathleen Dovey (wife), 21 Grass Street, Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1905 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Kathleen Ready AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 19204 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Military Officer/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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  • "Major Charles Dovey did serve originally with the Dragoon Guards in Great Britain before emigrating to NZ via Australia. He went overseas however on the troopship Waitemata as officer in charge. It was his wife Kate Dovey and his niece Elsie Grey who travelled to Great Britain on the SS Rotorua. Elsie had tried to enlist in 1915 but was declined on the recommendations that she get qualified as a registered nurse first before applying. On applying once again, she was declined, presumably as her services were deemed unnecessary. However her uncle Charles Dovey 2nd in charge of NZ Stationary Hospital, Brockenhurst encouraged her and his wife to come to Britain on the premise "if they don't want you, we'll certainly use your help." So they and I gather one or two other nurses paid their own way to come across to aid the war effort." Information kindly provided by Holms family. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1921 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery Glen Eden Auckland New Zealand AWMM Plot 16 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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25 March 2023Wallaby HistorianQueenzlandOther relative

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