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Ernest James Innis

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  • Service number
    62324 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Entrenching Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest James AWMM
  • Surname
    Innis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62324 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1897 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Maria Innis (mother), Wharepoa, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Nov 1917 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62324 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
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Nov 1917-7 January 1918 AWMM to Liverpool, Merseyside, England AWMM HMNZT 97 AWMM
    Vessel was RMS Tahiti AWMM
    Private AWMM
    31st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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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 Private AWMM
    New Zealand Entrenching Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur and Annie Maria Innis, of Wharepoa, Thames, New Zealand.

    Three sons, brothers, served in WW1: Ernest James Innis (62324) kia and Alfred Edward Innis (38395) died as a result of wounds; and Henry Innis (74273) survived. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    8 May 1918 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    • France AWMM
    • Heavy shelling on Wed 8th May,Ernie stopped to chat with W.R. Currie 61222 who was on Lewis gun. Ernie spoke about his 18 letters from home and he had read them. Shells had stopped for 2hrs. Ernie volunteered to serve out tea to us at 1.30pm Then heavy shelling began once more and a shell burst some distance away, however a small piece of metal, the size of an egg shell struck Ernie on the back of the head and killed him instantly. He was holding his Tea billy in his hand. He and three others were buried that night by the chaplain. Public - John - Other relative - 3 April 2016 - Family papers ; Letter written by W.R. Currie dated 10 May 1918 to Ernie's mother Annie Innis.
  • Cemetery name
    Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    III. L. 7. AWMM
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03 April 2016JohnHikutaiaOther relative