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Harold Ellison Speight

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  • Service number
    2/1499 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland provided by Paul F. Baker 2010 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Ellison AWMM
  • Surname
    Speight AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/1499 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Central Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.H. Speight (mother), Saint George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 Apr 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/1499 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 18/06/1917 AWMM
    • On 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

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

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Second Lieutenant AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery AWMM

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    19 November 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Domain Road Cemetery, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Block D. Grave 5. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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10 August 2015SoniaOpotiki BOPResearcher