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Full Name: Christopher Kolle Berkahn
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Christopher Kolle
Surname: Berkahn
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/1408
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: W.F.H. Berkahn (father), Dannevirke, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Te Paparuru, Dannevirke, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 28
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 51
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 24 July 1916
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Kantara Memorial, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Biographical Notes: Christopher Berkahn was the son of Mary Berkahn, of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, and the late William F. H. Berkahn.
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:
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