THOSE REMEMBERED ON THE FALFIELD WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED DURING THE 1914-18 WAR
JOHN CANNING DOVE
23rd November 1897
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Date of Death:
26th October 1918
Killed in action
France and Flanders
Vertigneul Churchyard, Romeries, Nord, France
Grave/Memorial reference No 2.
4th Battalion 3rd “D” Company New Zealand Rifle Brigade
John left Wellington, New Zealand on 23rd April 1918 on the ship”Willochra”
with 36th Reinforcements NZ Expeditionary Force [roll No.81] 37th Reinforcements NZ Rifle Brigade and the 28th Reinforcements Maori Contingent.
Transhipped aboard the liner “RMS Ormonde” at Suez and again transhipped at Taranto aboard the liner –
The 1914/15 star campaign medal of the British Empire for his service in World War One.
This Star is identical to the 1914 Star in every respect except that the centre scroll bears the dates “1914-
Eligibility for the Victory Medal consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
John Clement Dove and Mary Blanche Dove (nee Canning)
John Canning Doves’ connection to Falfield.
John had two aunts Matilda Mary Dove (1871– 937) and Agnes Evelyn Dove (1876-
It is assumed that they got his name added to the War Memorial.
John’s father was John Clement Dove (1861-
Matilda and Agnes Dove were the daughters of Dr John Reuben Bathurst Dove 1837 – 1904 who was the son of Revd. William Dove (1797 –
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