DUNN, Peter Allan
(Service number 6/1438)

First Rank Private Last Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Date 2 October 1893 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point, Timaru
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Peter Allan DUNN (father), Pleasant Point, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 4 May 1961 Age 67 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Block L, Row 7, Plot 85
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter Allan Dunn was the younger son of Peter Allan Dunn and his wife Margaret Gibson née Allan. He was educated at Waimataitai, Washdyke and Pleasant Point schools. Corporal George Niall, writing from hospital at Plymouth, England, in 1915, notes: "A start was then made to carry in our wounded, whom we could hear moaning on top of the bank between two trenches. Peter Dunn, from the Point, and I, were working together as apair, bringing the wounded in. We were just carrying in the fourth man when I got struck with a bullet . . . ." (Timaru Herald, 15 September 1915). Peter's older brothe, William Robert Allan Dunn died in 1919 at Christchurch, a war death.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [01 January 2020]; Timaru Herald, 15 September 1915 (Papers Past) [03 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 January 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery headstone transcription [02 January 2020]

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