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Full Name
Matthew Andreas Ronning
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Matthew Andreas
Surname
Ronning
Also Known As
Martin
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
8/3752
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Seaman
Next of Kin
Miss Mai Ronning (niece), 44 North Spalding Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
11th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Embarkation Date
1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
28
Page on Nominal Roll
15
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
27 September 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
  • Martin Ronning was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Karen Ronning, of Trondhjem, Norway; husband of Mona Charlotte Ronning, of Taita, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • First name is Matthew on nominal roll; Martin on Archway and CWGC.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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