Topic: Carl Owen Jorgensen (1889-1970)

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Eleanor Burkin came into Tauranga City Library to tell us about her mother's cousin, Carl Jorgensen (Service Number: 3/848) during the 'Threads of Memory' project. Carl served in the NZ Army Medical Corps and was at Gallipoli at the time of the evacuation. He also served in France and later the Hornchurch Military Hospital, England. Eleanor has a leaf sent home from the Gallipoli battlefield that has the words Gallipoli, Christmas 1915 inscribed on it. Filming: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Students. Photos: Lee Switzer & Debbie McCauley.

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Eleanor Burkin being interviewed by Debbie McCauley.

 

Eleanor Burkin being interviewed by Debbie McCauley and filmed by students from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Carl Owen Jorgensen was born in 1889.

He served in the NZ Army Medical Corps and was at Gallipoli at the time of the evacuation. He also served in France and later the Hornchurch Military Hospital, England. Eleanor has a leaf that Carl sent home from the Gallipoli battlefield that has the words Christmas 1915, Gallipoli 1915 inscribed on one side:

Carl Owen Jorgensen: Gallipoli Leaf 1915 

And the words 'To Uncle Albert, From Carl' written on the other side:

Carl Owen Jorgensen: Gallipoli Leaf

Carl died in 1970 at the age of 80 (reg. 1970/48002).

 

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 Eleanor Burkin holding the Gallipoli leaf.


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Eleanor Burkin holding the Galipoli leaf.

 

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Eleanor Burkin with Carl's photograph. 


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Carl Owen Jorgensen (1889-1970).

 

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Eleanor Burkin.

 

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Eleanor Burkin and Debbie McCauley.

 

Further Information:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).

Cenotaph Database (Auckland War Memorial Museum).

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Carl Owen Jorgensen (1889-1970)


Year:2015
Note:Service Number: 3/848
First Names:Carl Owen
Last Name:Jorgensen
Date of Birth:1889
Date of death:1970
Spouses name:Evelyn
Spouses date of death:1984
Fathers name:Carl Oscar Jorgensen
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)