- MS-2002-81 (Reference Number)
- 2002/81 (Registration Number)
Series of photocopied extracts (7 leaves) taken from Department of War Records, Wellington, several published First World War Official Histories, and Dr Guy Scholefield's 'Who's who in New Zealand and the Western Pacific' (Gordon & Gotch, 1925), relating to the war service of Colonel Septimus James Edgar Closey, MC, VD. Also included is the menu (photocopy) of a 'Farewell Tea' held aboard HM Transport 24 on 21 February 1941. (1 leaf)
1 folder (1 item)
Cenotaph database record.
Closey, Septimus James Edgar, 1892-1981. Biographical extracts, 1914-1941. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2002/81.
Septimus James Edgar Closey was born at Bury, Lancashire, in 1892. He trained as a structural engineer and later became a lecturer on econonics with the NZEF educational scheme. He served four years with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade and 4th New Zealand Infantry Brigade during the First World War. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1916. He commanded the 3rd New Zealand Entrenching Battalion in 1918, and in 1920 he was appointed to command the 16th (Waikato) Regiment. He was author of a history on 4th Brigade entitled 'Fourthoughts : being the journal of the Fourth New Zealand Infantry Brigade Group' (Argus, ).
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