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TONKIN, Percy
(Service number 6/3490)

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First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 37 Naylor Street, Waimate, New Zealand
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss M. Tonkin (sister), care of Mrs T.H. Bayliss, Broom Street, Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 27 September 1916 Age 20
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Morven Lodge Roll of Honour; 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall

Biographical Notes

Percy Tonkin was the son of the late Christopher James and Mary Ellen Tonkin. Native of Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC.

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