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Full Name: Robert Bell Gunn
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Robert Bell
Surname: Gunn
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 25/320
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Salesman
Next of Kin: Mrs Hannah J. Gunn (wife), G.P.O., Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 3rd Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date: 5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 24
Page on Nominal Roll: 10
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 1 October 1916
Age at Death: 34
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: IV. D. 2.
Biographical Notes: Robert Gunn was the son of William and Helen Gunn, of Thomas Rd., Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Hannah Jane Carberry (formerly Gunn), of 425 Frederick St., Hastings, Hawke's Bay.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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