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Full Name: Colin Buxton Black
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Colin Buxton
Surname: Black
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 3/2744
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs C. Buxton Black (mother), 9 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 76
Vessel: Mokoia or Navua or Aparima
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 26
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Medical Corps
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 15 October 1917
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: XXI. H. 7.
Biographical Notes: Colin Black was the son of Sydney and Constance Buxton Black, of Weston, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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