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Full Name: Robert Joseph Elliott Daniel
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Robert Joseph Elliott
Surname: Daniel
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/2398
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Robert Daniel (father), 5 Oxford Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 5 Oxford Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date:
  • 15 August 1914
  • 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui
Destination:
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 173
Campaigns:
  • Samoa
  • Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 8 August 1915
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 20
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Robert and Emily Agnes Daniel, of 5, Oxford St., Wellington. Also served in Samoa. Journalist "Dominion" Staff, Wellington.
  • Brother of Victor Leonard Marie (aka Len) (10/2575) who also served in WW1
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
  • Post card Samoa Wreck of SMS Adler, Wreck, Samoa (front) (sent by 10/2398 Robert Daniel)
  • Post card Samoa Wreck of SMS Adler, Wreck, Samoa (back) Oct 9 Dearest brother, thanks for letters. Shall write as soon as possible Love Bert (sent by 10/2398 Robert Daniel)
  • Souvenir and Programme of Concert HMNZT 24 Maunganui 3 July 1915 cover pages. Belonged to R.J.E. Daniel
  • Souvenir and Programme of Concert HMNZT 24 Maunganui 3 July 1915 inside pages Belonged to R.J.E. Daniel
  • Programme of Final Concert HMNZT 24 Maunganui 17 July 1915 cover pages Belonged to R.J.E. Daniel
  • Programme of Final Concert HMNZT 24 Maunganui 17 July 1915 inside pages Belonged to R.J.E. Daniel
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
  • New Zealand Marriage Certificate
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