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Full Name: Matthew Andreas Ronning
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Matthew Andreas
Surname: Ronning
Also Known As: Martin
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/3752
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Seaman
Next of Kin: Miss Mai Ronning (niece), 44 North Spalding Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 11th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Embarkation Date: 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 28
Page on Nominal Roll: 15
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 27 September 1916
Year of Death: 1916
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes:
  • Martin Ronning was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Karen Ronning, of Trondhjem, Norway; husband of Mona Charlotte Ronning, of Taita, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • First name is Matthew on nominal roll; Martin on Archway and CWGC.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
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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