(Service number 6/3490)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||37 Naylor Street, Waimate, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss M. Tonkin (sister), care of Mrs T.H. Bayliss, Broom Street, Kaiapoi, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 September 1916||Age||20|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||Morven Lodge Roll of Honour; 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall|
Percy Tonkin was the son of the late Christopher James and Mary Ellen Tonkin. Native of Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC.
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