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Harold Clarence De Ridder

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  • Service number
    2/489 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Gravestone of Harold Clarence De Ridder (s/n 2/489), Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Image kindly provided by Paul Hickford. Image may be subject to copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Clarence AWMM
  • Surname
    De Ridder AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/489 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    7 February 1892 Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - Military Personnel File.
  • Place of birth
    Liverpool, England Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - www.ancestry.com.au
  • Birth notes
    Son of Robert Potts De Ridder and Jane Ann De Ridder (née TILLOCK). Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - www.ancestry.com.au
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Joined staff of Bank of New Zealand on 3 September 1907. BNZ Petone in 1914. Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - BNZ archives, Wellington
  • Post war occupation
    Deceased Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Care of Bank of New Zealand, Petone, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T. de Ridder (brother), Building Station, Crown Creek, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/489 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
    Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
    Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
    Main Body AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Gunner AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    11 November 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    • Died of Disease AWMM
    • Influenza Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of death
    • France AWMM
    • Near Etaples Public - Paul - Researcher - 9 June 2016 - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary

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09 June 2016PaulWest AucklandResearcher