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John Clifford Stuart Des Barres

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  • Service number
    10747 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Dos Barres AWMM
    • Clifford Stuart AWMM
    • Clifford Stuart AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • A Squad 11th Mtd; 1st Res sqdn RO 171; NZ Cyclist Coy RO 206 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
    WW1 Corporal/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Cyclist Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
1/4 portrait of Corporal Clifford Stuart Des Barres, Reg No 10747, of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1st New Zealand Cyclist Company. Killed in action in France on 3rd September 1916.  (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B53. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
    • Corporal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    John Clifford Stuart AWMM
  • Surname
    Des Barres AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Dos Barres AWMM
    • Clifford Stuart AWMM
    • Clifford Stuart AWMM
  • Service number
    10747 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1895 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Dublin, Ireland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of Mabel Meredith (DE BARRES) EIVERS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record & Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Picture show manager/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Opotiki, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Eivers (mother), Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • A Squad 11th Mtd; 1st Res sqdn RO 171; NZ Cyclist Coy RO 206 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    10747 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1916 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • 15 Dec 1915 at Trentham
      31 Mar 1916 at Featherston Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment
    • 21yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Military record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53 AWMM
    Vessel was Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Corporal/Military AWMM
    1st New Zealand Cyclist Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Corporal/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Cyclist Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of M. Eivers of Whakatane. AWMM
    • Nov 1916 - DES BARRES.— On September 30, 1916, killed in action in France, Corporal Clifford Stuart des Barries, eldest son of Mrs J. A. Eivers, Te Teko, Whakatane, aged 19 years Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 14136, 2 November 1916, Page 2
    • Dec 1916 - Details have been received by Mrs. J. A. Eivers, of Whakatane, concerning the death of her son, Corporal C. S. des Barres in a letter from his officer, Captain McHugh, saying "He was killed at his post by the bursting of a German shell and died a noble death and peaceful. He was one of my company and I considered him one of my best men to rely upon. He did every duty given him faithfully and well, and was a painstaking and intelligent n.o. officer. The company are raising a cross at his head to show the great esteem they hold for him Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 December 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 14175, 18 December 1916, Page 8
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    3 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Somme, Northern France, France AWMM
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery name
    Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    1. G.39 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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