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Full Name: Douglas Horatio Dumbleton
Rank Last Held: Lance Corporal
Forename(s): Douglas Horatio
Surname: Dumbleton
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 39778
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Crane driver
Next of Kin: Mrs Ella Louise Dumbleton (wife), 154b Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date: 2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 80
Vessel: Corinthic
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 34
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, J Company, 3rd
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Age at Death: 28
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: XV. B. 21.
Biographical Notes: Son of Mrs. Mary Dumbleton, of 34, Ponsonby Rd., Auckland, New Zealand; husband of the late Ellen Louise Dumbleton.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
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  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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