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Benjamin Stevens Jordan

Portrait, Obituary The Star, 30 May 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Obituary The Star, 30 May 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin Stevens AWMM
  • Surname
    Jordan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 6066 AWMM
    • 6/1109 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 December 1883 AWMM RangioraCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 16 January 1902 AWMM Church Street, North Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 14 August 1914 AWMM Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Frederick William S. Jordan (father), Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
    • Fred W.S. Jordan, care of Perrott, Holcroft, and Co., Rangiora, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Elsie C. Jordan (wife), Glenmore, Omihi, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 12 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 6066 AWMM
    • 6/1109 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Rangiora Rifles 1900 AWMM
    • 13th (North Canterbury and Westland) Regiment AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      180 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      1915 admitted to hospital with enteritis AWMM
    • Medical, Unknown Period AWMM
      Chronic ear deafness, evacuated for an operation and convalescence in New Zealand AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr Frederick William S. and Ellen Jordan, of Rangiora; husband of Elsie C. Jordan, of 136 Bishop St., St. Albans, Christchurch.

    Major Jordan had served in the Boer War and at the time of his death was the Second in Command of the New Zealand Command Depot at Codford.

    Accidentally killed in an aeroplane accident.

    Father was named Frederick William Jordan. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 May 1918 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Codford (St Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England AWMM 130 AWMM
    • St Marys Churchyard Uk AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: The Star, 30 May 1918 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Christchurch Star AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 379 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      23: 1 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Christchurch Star AWMM
      Obituary: The Star, 30 May 1918 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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