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Full Name
Robert Bell Gunn
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Robert Bell
Surname
Gunn
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
25/320
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment
Salesman
Next of Kin
Mrs Hannah J. Gunn (wife), G.P.O., Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
3rd Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date
5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
24
Page on Nominal Roll
10
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
1 October 1916
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference
IV. D. 2.
Biographical Notes
Robert Gunn was the son of William and Helen Gunn, of Thomas Rd., Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Hannah Jane Carberry (formerly Gunn), of 425 Frederick St., Hastings, Hawke's Bay.
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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