Katikati e-memorial for soldiers who left from Katikati to serve in World War One

A project completed in association with the Katikati Returned Services Association.

Information kindly researched and provided by P.R.Lascelles NZEF Research Service with additional material provided by local families.

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Serial No.1 59874
Rank Private
Full Name Otto DIGGELMAN
Status/Occupation -- / Farmer
Body 30th Reinforcement, NZEF
Unit E Company
Last Address ---
Next of Kin Mrs E. Diggelman (Mother), Katikati
WW1 Medal Entitlement British War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
Embarked 2 Embarked 13th November 1917
aboard HMNZT 94 (ss Arawa)
and disembarked 8th December 1917 at Liverpool, ENGLAND.
Casualty List 3 Book XIV, Page 1833
Wellington Infantry Regiment Died of Wounds Non-commissioned Officers and Men
"59874 Private Diggelman, O. Date Reported 7th November 1918; Casualty List No 996/1; Force 30th Reinforcement"
Roll of Honour 4 59874 Pte. Diggelman, Otto W.I.R. Died of Wounds U.K. ex France, 4th November 1918
Commemorative Information 5
Cemetery Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Grave Number AA. NZ5.
Additional Information During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards. During both wars, numerous regimental and corps depots were based in and around Aldershot. At the outbreak of The First World War, if was the headquarters of the Aldershot Command and of the 1st and 2nd Divisions, and the Depot of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The North and South Camps, divided by the Basingstoke Canal, remained in full activity throughout the War. During the Second World War, some 400,000 Canadian servicemen were trained there. Aldershot Military Cemetery is a permanent military cemetery, the property of the Ministry of Defence. The Commission is responsible for the care of graves of both world wars within the cemetery. There are 690 First World War graves in the cemetery, the earliest bears the date 5th August 1914, and the latest 11th August 1921. Many of these graves are in plot AF. The 129 Second World War graves are in groups in various plots, the largest group in plot A containing 86 graves.
1. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
2. Studholme, J. Some Records of the N.Z. Expeditionary Force
3. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - List of Casualties
4. New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Roll of Honour

5. Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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