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Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden

Portrait of Second Lieutenant Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden, Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19171108-40-10. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Second Lieutenant Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden, Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, A …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Oswald Furlong AWMM
  • Surname
    Marsden AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24387 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 September 1889 AWMM WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Thomas W. F. Marsden (father), Nikau Street, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 March 1917 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24387 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
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas W. F. and Elizabeth A. Marsden, of "Te Hua," Nikau St., Eastbourne, Wellington

    Native of Taranaki. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
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  • Cemetery
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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • They called it Passchendaele

    The 3rd battle of Ypres

    New Zealand soldiers bravely fought

    But lost their lives in Hell


    A 2nd Lieutenant was among the men

    Harry Oswald Furlong Marsden

    He was a bear

    Fighting as hard as he can


    October 4th 1917 was the day

    This young man, just 26

    In the prime of his life

    His world colored grey


    Shells were coming down, boom!

    Did he finally meet his doom?

    Bullets whistling around his head

    Afraid, will he meet his death?


    His wounds were slight

    Another shell burst, he lost the light 

    In the mud, as thick as tar

    Fighting for his life, yet lost his war

    By Sandor
    Public - Sandor - Researcher - 16 June 2019



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21 June 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
10 April 2020SarahWellingtonOther
16 June 2019SandorZoetermeer, the NetherlandsResearcher

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