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Robert Hugh McKinnon

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Portrait of Private Robert Hugh McKinnon. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 117629_A

Portrait of Private Robert Hugh McKinnon. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrific …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    McKinnon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4192 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 April 1882 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra GoreSouthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. McKinnon (mother), Whiterig, Gore, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/4192 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 Farmer/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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      143 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs. A. McKinnon, of Whiterig, Gore, Southland

    Embarked Wellington, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 May 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France (date not recorded).
    Joined 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 29 July 1916, and posted to 8th Company.
    Reported Missing in Action, 15 September 1916.
    Court on Enquiry, held in the field, 11 December 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 15 September 1916'.

    Mother: Mrs A McKinnon, Whiterig, Gore, Southland AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 September 1916 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

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Sources

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24 July 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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