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George Fortescue Perston

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    George Fortescue AWMM
  • Surname
    Perston AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 October 1886 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
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  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 N M F Perston of Sydney (Father) AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • British Army soldier, born in Dunedin. Served in Unit B Battery, 99th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

      Son of Norman Matthew Fortescue and Isabel Irvine Perston nee Moffat. Nephew of W W Squire of Nelson.

      Educated at Waikato High School and then Nelson College. Began working at BNZ in Nelson then to Auckland to farm. Left NZ for England in November of 1915 to join Royal Field Artillery.

      Died in Greece aged 30 years while on active service. AWMM
    • Educated at Waitaki Boys High School, Oamaru North Otago Public - SHONA - Researcher - 30 August 2018 - WBHS Records
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 February 1917 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Kakasouli Military Cemetery, D 713 AWMM
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Memorial

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30 August 2018SHONAOamaruResearcher
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