Regimental number12/335
Date of birth4 June 1893
Place of birthMaharahara, Hawke's Bay
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinA F F Dittmer, Te Pu, Rotorua
Rank on embarkationSergeant
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.


Promotion date: 15 March 1917

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 31 May 1915


Military Cross

'Period: 21 September 1916 to 28 February 1917. This officer left N.Z. as a Private. He has the best record for steady service in the Battalion, he has never been absent for a day save on duty or leave. No action of his stands out vividly as an example of steady bravery in action, and daily punctual devotion to duty. After September he commanded his company at the Somme.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 4 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death11 August 1979
Age at death86
Place of burialKauae Cemetery, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

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