Private

Joseph Alon Vipond

Secondary Memorial: 
Matakana War Memorial
Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Joseph and Ella Vipond, of Matakana, North Auckland.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
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Joey enlisted but never made it to War as he died of acute measles complicated by pneumonia on 10 July 1916 at Izards Hospital, Lower Hutt, Wellington. His body was returned to his parents and buried... Read More
Joey enlisted but never made it to War as he died of acute measles complicated by pneumonia on 10 July 1916 at Izards Hospital, Lower Hutt, Wellington. His body was returned to his parents and buried in the Matakana Cemetery.


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Submitted by: Adrienne Miller
Relationship to casualty: Researcher
Joey was born 28th of August 1888 on the family farm in Matakana to Joseph and Ella Norma (nee Rayner) Vipond. Descendents of the early Vipond settlers of Matakana. His unusual middle name was taken ... Read More
Joey was born 28th of August 1888 on the family farm in Matakana to Joseph and Ella Norma (nee Rayner) Vipond. Descendents of the early Vipond settlers of Matakana. His unusual middle name was taken from his Uncle Alon Vipond of Port Albert, Rodney. Alon and his brother Joseph had immigrated from Alston, Cumberland, England and settled in the Rodney District. On the 31st of May 1916 at the age of 28 years, Joey signed up with the New Zealand 17th Reinforcements, G Coy, listing himself as being a self employed Farmer from Matakana. He then travelled to Trentham camp and settled into training. However, in early July, he contracted the Measles and was transferred to Izards Hospital in Wellington on the 8th. Sadly, on the morning of the 10th he died, his Mother and Father at his side. The certified caused of his death was Pneumonia following acute Measles. His body arrived in Matakana on Sunday 15th of July aboard the S.S. Kawau. Following a service he was buried in the Matakana Cemetery and is remembered on the Matakana War Memorial - Lest We forget. [Record since amended - NZWGT]


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Casualty

Service Number: 
25756
Name:
Joseph Alon Vipond
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
28 August 1888
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
New Zealand Training Unit

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Died of pneumonia
Date of Death:
10 July 1916
Day of Death:
Monday
Age at Death: 
27
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Plot 72.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Joseph Alon Vipond
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