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Norman Byrne

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Byrne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 61529 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 March 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Byrne (father), care of Post-office, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the field east of Le Quesnoy on the 4th November, 1918. This man acted as a Company Runner during the operations on this day. He showed splendid resource and skill negotiating difficult country which enabled him to deliver his message quickly and expeditiously. He was many times subjected to shelling and intense machine gun fire, but always pushed on regardless of risk. He is a soldier with a fine conception of his duty.' - 'London Gazette'- 17/06/1919 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before 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' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      147 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Enlisted with rank of private, 26 June 1917. Marched in to Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, and posted to B Company, 30th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 24 July 1917. Transferred to B Company, 31st Reinforcements, 18 August 1917. Proceeded overseas from Wellington with 31st Reinforcements on board HMNZT 'Tahiti', 16 November 1917.
    Disembarked Liverpool, England, 7 January 1918. Marched into Sling Camp and taken on strength 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 8 January 1918.
    Struck off strength 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment, Sling Camp, and proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; disembarked and marched in to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 24 March 1917. Taken on strength 1st New Zealand Entrenching Battalion, in the field, 26 March 1918. Joined 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment and posted to 17th (Ruahine) Company, in the field, France, 23 June 1918. Awarded the Military Medal, 30 November 1918.
    Proceeded to return to England, 4 March 1919.
    Marched in to Wellington Provincial Depot, Sling Camp, England, 10 March 1919. Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth, England, on board HMNZT 'Kigoma', 31 May 1919.

    Disembarked in Wellington, New Zealand, 15 July 1919.
    Discharged on termination of period of engagement, 12 August 1919.
    Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    20 February 1945 AWMM
    Age 49 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    New Guinea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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