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Full Name
Donald Alfred Rae
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
Donald Alfred
Surname
Rae
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
7/891
First Known Rank
Trooper
Next of Kin
James Rae (father), Peel Forest, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Lowcliffe, Hinds, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination
Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll
600
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
At sea, HMHS Maheno ex Gallipoli
Date of Death
28 August 1915
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Memorial Name
Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference
72
Biographical Notes
Son of James and Eliza Rae, of Peel Forest, Canterbury.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003.
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Panel 3 (WW1), names, marble panel. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
  • Ashburton War Memorial. Commemoration panel WW1 and WW2, bronze plaque. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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