Harold Ellison Speight Unknown date of birth - Died 19 November 1918 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number2/1499 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Second Lieutenant AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesHarold Ellison AWMM SurnameSpeight AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number2/1499 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Central Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs M.H. Speight (mother), Saint George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 17 Apr 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number2/1499 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMOn 18 May 1917 2nd Lieutenant H Speight was awarded a Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His battery was suddenly subjected to intense bombardment. He at once went into the open and visited the battery positions and directed the movement of all his men to cover. His prompt action and great courage saved many casualties to the battery. Public - Sonia - Researcher - 10 August 2015 - London Gazette Supplement 18 June 1917.p 6007 Honours & Awards to NZEF 1914-18Wayne McDonald p 298 Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 17 April 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 21 or HMNZT 22 or HMNZT 23 AWMMVessel was Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo AWMMGunner AWMM; New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM; 4th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Unknown AWMMSecond Lieutenant AWMMNew Zealand Field Artillery AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death19 November 1918 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathNew Zealand AWMM Death notesNew Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameDomain Road Cemetery, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceBlock D. Grave 5. AWMM Memorial nameFamily grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland AWMMAuckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Harold Ellison Speight by laying a poppy. Frederick Mansill Speight H.C. Speight Harold Ellison Speight Henry Baxter Speight Horace Vincent Byrne Speight Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Harold Ellison Speight Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7820158Further ReferenceThe New Zealand Heritage List. War Memorial, Auckland Grammar School, Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland.http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/4472Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C55811Further ReferenceRoll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919, Auckland War Memorial Museum Library, MS-2016-2http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-manuscriptsandarchives-11061Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 682 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 10 August 2015SoniaOpotiki BOPResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.