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Full Name: Wilfred Ellis Dove
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Wilfred Ellis
Surname: Dove
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/446
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: T. Dove (father), Longbeach, Ashburton, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Longbeach, Ashburton, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Tahiti or Athenic
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 196
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 25 April 1915
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 74
Biographical Notes: Wilfred Dove was the son of Thomas and Mary Eliza Dove, of Hornby Junction Rd., Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Long Beach, Ashburton, Christchurch.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Additional Information: Date of death may have been 25 April through 1 May 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: http://www.cwgc.org
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