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Ernest William Louden Mead

Mead, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 93366

Mead, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 93366

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest William Louden AWMM
  • Surname
    Mead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15004 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 June 1894 AWMM NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice Mary Mead (mother), Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15004 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernest Mead was the son of William and Alice Mary Mead, of Motupiko, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • Ernest Mead is my Great Great Uncle, my grandmother's Uncle. He was the only son in the Mead family. It would have been so sad for his parents and for his 6 sisters (I think) when they would have heard news of his death in the Passchendaele campaign. My family and I will lay a poppy at his memorial cross next year (April 2017) in Cranmer Square, Christchurch. Respect to you Uncle, Marie Yeo
    Public - Marie - Other relative - 17 September 2016
  • My wife and I visited Ernest's memorial at Tyne Cot, Belgium, in 2002, where we laid a poppy and reflected on his life, contribution to his country, and ultimate death. Although his short life ended so tragically on the other side of the world, he will never be forgotten and we would love to visit his resting place again some time in the future. John Whiteman, Great Nephew of Ernest Mead.
    Public - John Robert - Other Relative - 30 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 October 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
17 September 2016Marie Christchurch, New ZealandOther relative
30 April 2015John RobertGreytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.Other Relative

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