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14389   Private John Caldwell
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/10/1878
Died: 04/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 38
John Caldwell was the son of John and Mary Caldwell. It is believed John Caldwell was born on 11th October 1879 in Desertmartin, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. John Caldwell emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting, John worked as a driver for Auckland City Council. Private John Caldwell was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Auckland Regiment when he died on 4th October 1917 of wounds received that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-6
CWGC Casualty 136404
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Caldwell family 1901 census lists John as age 30 living with family at house 33 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Mrs Annie Parks Possible 1911 census listing of sister and next of kin, Anne Park, at Desertmartin, Grange, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private John Caldwell
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private John Caldwell including photo
5 NOK Address in Ireland Mrs Anne Parke, Sister, Desertmartin County Derry, Ireland
6 NZ War Graves Project Details including grave photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023