BANNERMAN, Edmund Ivon
(Service number 10/167)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||18 January 1885||Place of Birth||Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
|Date||21 September 1914||Age||29|
|Address at Enlistment||43 Saint Hill St, Wanganui|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. Bannerman, care of Mr J.C. Hurst, Waihorunga, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Limerick or Arawa|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||29 April 1915||Age||32|
|Place of Death||Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
Son of Mrs Margaret Bannerman and William Bannerman of 27 Mill Rd, Waimate.
William and Margaret emigrated to Port Chalmers in 1894 on the ‘Gothic’. With them came seven children: Jane, George, Patrick Alexander, John Charles, Herbert Douglas, Henrietta Sarah and William Young. Edmund went to Mornington School, Dunedin from 1895 until 1897 when the family left the district, probably to go to Waimate. William served as the head teacher at Waihaorungna School from 1908 to 1909. He died in 1913 and Margaret died 1937. They are buried in the Timaru Cemetery Row 33, plot 206. Edmund's name is also included on their gravestone.
Edmund was a carpenter with the New Zealand Railways and enlisted in Wanganui, joining the Wellington Infantry Battalion. He landed with the Anzacs on 25th April and was killed in action on Walker's Ridge, Gallipoli. He has no known grave.
Edmund’s brother Herbert Douglas, a school teacher in Rarotonga, was in the reserves during World War One, and later atight in Timaru and St Andrews. Herbert married Islay Mclean in 1910 and their son, Douglas Robert Bannerman (b.1912), signed up for World War Two, dying on 21 December 1942 while serving with the Royal NZ Air Force.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (September 2013); SCRoll submission (verbal) from I Hurst, 31 August 2016
- Letter from Edmund to his sister Dora Bannerman (South Canterbury Museum 2016/109.03) (pdf, 2.7 MB updated 28-Jul-2017)
Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald; Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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