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Full Name: Bernard Dabell
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Bernard
Surname: Dabell
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 9/690
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Next of Kin: Mrs Alice Mary Dabell (wife), 22 Sarah Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Waimate Valley, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 December 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 171
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: At sea, HMHS Franconia ex Gallipoli
Date of Death: 24 August 1915
Age at Death: 27
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 Charles and Mary Dabell, of Blackgang, Isle of Wight, England; husband of Alice May Dabell. Member of the Legion of Frontiersmen.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
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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