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Full Name
William Donkin
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Donkin
War
South African War, 1899-1902
Serial No.
8281
Gender
Male
Religion
Church of England
First Known Rank
Trooper
Occupation before Enlistment
Driver
Next of Kin
Mrs Alice Donkin (mother), Thames, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Physical Description
  • Height: 5 foot 7.65 inches
  • Weight: 10 stone 10 pounds
Enlistment Date
4 April 1901
Age on Enlistment
23
Body on Embarkation
7th Contingent
Embarkation Unit
7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles. 28 Company. Nelson Section
Embarkation Date
6 April 1901
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Gulf of Taranto
Destination
Cape Town, South Africa
Last Unit Served
7th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Bankhoek Farm
Date of Death
1 June 1901
Year of Death
1901
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand
  • South Africa War Memorial, Victoria Park, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand
Description of Image
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 7th Contingent - Irregular Forces, (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
  • Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, commemoration panel (photo J. Halpin September 2011)
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Military Service Record
  • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war. (6th ed.) Hamilton, N.Z.: The Author.
Previous Military Experience
Auckland Engineers, 8 months
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