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Ralph Francis Armiger

Full portrait of Gunner Armiger of the New Zealand Field Artillery. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1920). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-A4010. No known copyright.

Full portrait of Gunner Armiger of the New Zealand Field Artillery. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ralph Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Armiger AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 81707 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1898 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 10 Albany Road, Ponsonby AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs. Laura W Armiger (Mother), 10 Albany Road, Ponsonby AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 81707 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 25 February 1918 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Warehouseman/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Not listed in Nominal Roll as they did not embark
    Went to Bayfield school in Herne Bay. Was working as a warehouseman at Sargood Son and Even upon enlistment. After the War he was a meter reader at Electric Power Board.

    Ralph married Eileen Walker on 2 June 1923 at St Matthews Church, Auckland. Ralph and Eileen lived at 17 Rawene Avenue, Westmere, Auckland.
    Eileen Walker was born 4 Jan 1898 died 10 Dec 1969.

    Their son was Colin Ralph Armiger b.4 Sept 1924 - d.21 Oct 2017

    Grandchildren: Lynette Marjorie, Heather Raewyne, Graeme Colin and Allan William. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 January 1975 NZH
    Age 77 AWMM
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  • External links
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    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
      2018 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice Jan 1975 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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