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Charles Henry Elsom

Later to become Sergeant

Lance Corporal Charles Henry Elsom

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Elsom AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/73a AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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    1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra TemukaSouth Canterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rose Elsom (mother), Winchester, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/73a 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 28 September 1914 Military Personnel file Butcher/Civilian Military Personnel file
    Military Personnel file
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      162 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Not listed in Nominal Roll as he attested in England.

    Embarked for Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915; transferred by HS 'Valdivia' to Malta, 20 August 1915, and admitted to Royal Naval Hospital (debility); arrived Mudros West, 19 October 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 24 October 1915.
    Admitted to HS 'Oxfordshire', Gallipoli, 12 December 1915 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to Government Hospital, Alexandria, 15 December 1915; to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 20 January 1916; to Convalescent Hospital, Luxor, 10 February 1916; discharged to Base Details, 5 March 1916; rejoined unit, Ismailia, 17 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 6 April 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 23 September 1916; Corporal, 30 March 1917; Sergeant, 22 June 1917.
    Detached to Rest Camp, 29 July 1917; rejoined unit, 13 August 1917.
    Awarded Military Medal, 15 October 1917.
    On leave, 17 October 1917; rejoined unit, 30 October 1917.
    Detached to Army Central School, 10 November 1917; rejoined unit, 15 December 1917.
    On leave to Paris, 10 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 March 1918.
    Detached to England on duty, 8 August 1918; marched in to NZ Reserve Depot, Christchurch, 10 August 1918.
    Detailed for Course of Instruction, Tidworth, 22 September 1918; returned from Course of Instruction, 2 November 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HT 'Tahiti', 3 December 1918; discharged, 9 February 1919.
    Total war service: 4 years 135 days (of which 4 years 107 days were abroad)
    Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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Death

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Memorials

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