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Full Name: Charles Gunn
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Charles
Surname: Gunn
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 24/773
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Next of Kin: Mrs P.A. Gunn (mother), Wataroa, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Ward, Marlborough, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: C Company
Embarkation Date: 9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 288
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 18 June 1916
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Grave Reference: II. B. 34.
Biographical Notes: Charles Gunn was the son of Alexander and Phoebe Ann Gunn, of Wataroa, Westland, 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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