OBORN, Charles William
(Service number 85875)

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Date 1 September 1886 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 37 Francis Avenue, Christchurch
Occupation Health inspector
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs J. B. OBORN (wife), 324 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 11 January 1942 Age 54 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Area 31, Plot 62
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles William Oborn was the son of George Arthur and Fanny (née Newman) Oborn. He married Jessie Beatrice Hill in 1913. Their daughter, Flora Jessie Oborn was born in 1914.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 March 2017]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [23 March 2017]

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