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Albert Comport


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Comport AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2579 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 July 1915 AWMM 238 Harry Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Comport, Rimu, Westland, Hokitika, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2579 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in A Company, 13th North Canterbury and Westland Regiment, New Zealand Army (still serving at time of AIF enlistment). AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      158 lb AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was one of three sons of William Albert Comport and Ellen (Nel) Comport (nee Cutbush), who were all killed in action during the Great War. His brothers' names were Harry (Henry) Comport and William Charles Comport.

    Albert Comport's war record is not with New Zealand Defence. Proof of death is with the OIC Base Records, Melbourne.

    A New Zealand Certified Copy of Entry of Death in the War Register from the Registrar-General's Office states the Date of Registration of death as 19 March 1918, although the date of death was 20 July 1916.

    Joined 13th Bn, Mudros, 23 October 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 23 December 1915 (tonsillitis); admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 December 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915; rejoined unit, Moascar, 4 February 1916.
    Transferred to 45th Bn, 3 March 1916; taken on strength of 45th Bn, Moascar, 3 March 1916.
    Transferred to 56th Bn, 20 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
    Died of wounds behind Battalion Lines on being carried to Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.
    Buried Rue de Bois Cemetery by Reverend G.W.B. Statt, 20 July 1916. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France AWMM
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  • External links
    NAA B2455 file 3274697
    Further Reference
  • References
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM

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