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Donald Leslie Jack

Our Soldiers Flag, New Zealand Ensign fundraising flag (1914-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum (Ref: W0414, 1929.332, F016). Soldier's records were identified by Margaret Nash of the Panmure Branch of NZSG. This image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Jack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/464 AWMM
    • WWI 1/677 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Kensington, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 D.W. Jack (father), Draper, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 23/464 AWMM
    • WWI 1/677 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Jack was the son of Donald William and Harriett Elizabeth Jack, of Whangarei, New Zealand.

    The Museum Library Archives collection hold a souvenir album/autograph book belonging to Sergeant Bernard McGeehan and was donated by his family in 1999. The first page of the book contains the signatures of 'Officers and friends of B. McGeehan 3rd Auckland Regiment, Radio Station, Apia, Samoa'. Donald Jack was one of those who signed.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I have letters Les wrote to his cousin Isobelle Winter (nee Jack) and his parents, plus some of his medals - those pertaining to his time in Samoa plus others.
    Public - Julia Nancy - Other relative - 25 April 2016

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 360 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • McGeehan, Elizabeth B. Autographed wartime souvenir publication, 'Samoa' [ca. 1914 - 1915]. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library- Tāmaki Paenga Hira. MS-2004-43. AWMM
      Includes signature AWMM

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25 April 2016Julia NancyWellingtonOther relative
06 August 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher
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