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Full Name: Ralph Diehl
Rank Last Held: Bombardier
Forename(s): Ralph
Surname: Diehl
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/1613
First Known Rank: Gunner
Next of Kin: Eustace Diehl (father), 7 Elizabeth Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 7 Elizabeth Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 189
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery, 6th Battery
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 23 October 1915
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Reference: Special Memorial B. 8.
Biographical Notes: Son of the late Gustav and Anna J. Diehl, of 49, Fairview Crescent, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
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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