DUNN, Peter David
(Service number 8/781)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 17 September 1891 Place of Birth Christchurch, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 8 March 1914 Age 23
Address at Enlistment Otekaieke, North Otago, New Zealand
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alan Dunn (Brother), 5 Holmes Street, Waimate, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Fit for service

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkans (Gallipoli)
Service Medals 1914-1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

30 May 1915 - reported missing; 28 june 1917 - decalred missing, believed dead at a Court of Enquiry.

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 August 1915 Age 24
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed In action
Memorial or Cemetery Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference Panel 15
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Mr And Mrs John Dunn of 5 Holmes St, Waimate NZ.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [4/09/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. F886 2339 468707 196257) [4/8/2013]; CWGC (8/9/2013)

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