PINNELL, David Brooks
(Service number N/N)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||10 January 1893||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment|
|Next of Kin||Mrs L. A. Pinnell (wife), Trentham|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||26 March 1968||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death||Australia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||French's Forest Cemetery, Davidson, New South Wales, Australia|
|New Zealand Memorials|
David Brooks Pinnell was the son of Elisha and Amelia (née Maberly) Pinnell. David Pinnell enlisted in 1915 and was rejected as medically unfit. He was called up in 1916 and again enlisted, in 1917. He married Leila May Maberly in 1916 at Wellington. After he found himself on the wrong side of the law in 1923, his wife remarried. David moved to Australia, where he married Margeret Olive Bowen in 1927, and was living in New Aouth Wales by 1930. The couple had one daughter and five sons.
David's brother Edwin also enlisted, but neither of them served abroad.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 Match 2019]; French's Forest Cemetery record (Find a Grave) [29 March 2019]; SCRoll web submission by V Rogers, 18 April 2020
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