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Charles Frederick Ammon

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 53), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 53), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Ammon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 31058 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1883 AWMM LytteltonChristchurch AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Carroll Street, Te Kuiti AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs C.F. Ammon (wife), G.P.O., Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney and Mashobra at Bombay for Suez.

    Charles was one of twins and his brother Albert Edward died early on 25 April 1901 at Punakitere farm at Taheke on the Hokianga Harbour where their parents were also the butchers and shopkeepers. At that time the twins were limbers in the Kauri forest and collecting Kauri gum.

    Charles was hospitalised after the war at Dunedin where he underwent two major operations. One was on his eyes because of desert sand damage while in the Camel Corps in Egypt. The other one was to his back. This was the first operation of its kind ever performed there. Dr. While of Dunedin was the surgeon and he grafted nine inches of shinbone to the upper spine. Charles was in plaster for about two years and he never suffered any ill-effects when it was healed.

    In later life Charles helped Jack Ammon drain the swamps around Te Awamutu where Sam Ammon and Norm Verity were in charge of the Drainage Board under the Bob Semple Government scheme.

    While Charles was in the war his wife had a child with another man and they were divorced. The judge placed his daughter Monnie with the grandmother, Catherine, who was married to Jack McBride - the station master of a small station just south of Te Kuiti at Puketutu. Monnie came by train to the convent school in Te Kuiti. Samuel Ammon had walked out of her life, sold the farm and had gone to Tasmania.

    The main trunk line was relocated from Aria to Mangapehi and Taumarunui and McBride was part of that. Family source. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1969 AWMM
    Age 86 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Plot 2/374, Soldiers Avenue, Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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10 January 2019MNew ZealandDirect descendant

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