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Benjamin Donaldson

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 41), Page: 34 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Donaldson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 27078 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 November 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra KaitangataOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.B. Donaldson (wife), Paul Street, Kaitangata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 27078 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 Miner/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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 3" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      147 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 23 September 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 November 1916, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; joined 3rd Bn, in the field, 12 January 1917.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 16 February 1917; transferred to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 19 February 1917 (phthisis); to England, 22 February 1917, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital; discharged to NZ Convalescent Camp, 21 March 1917; taken on strength, NZ Command Depot, Codford, 2 May 1917.
    Found guilty, 10 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 11.45 pm, 5 January, to 8 pm, 7 January 1918: deprived of 3 days' pay and forfeited 3 days' pay.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 22 January 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 14 February 1918.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, 5 April 1918; discharged to NZ Command Depot, 12 April 1918.
    Attached to Reserve Depot, Brocton, 20 May 1918.
    Admitted to Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, 11 July 1918; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 15 July 1918; discharged on leave, 5 October 1918, to report to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 14 October 1918.
    Found guilty, 25 November 1918, of being absent without leave: forfeited 12 days' pay gross, and forfeited additional 6 days' pay.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Tahiti', 3 December 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service), 13 January 1920.
    Total war service: 3 years 226 days (of which 2 years 110 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1943 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 47 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 171, Plot 54 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 34 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
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