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Henry Stanhope Bernard

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel - Bennett, S. - Best, F.TeK. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel - Bennett, S. - Best, F.TeK. (photo …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Stanhope AWMM
  • Surname
    Bernard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3483 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Eliza Webber (friend), McIntyre Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/3483 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Machinist/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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Henry Bernard was the brother of C. E. Bernard, of Parore St., Dargaville, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Henry Stanhope Bernard was born 11 Nov 1871, Cambridge. He started his early working life in Auckland as a clicker but for most of his life he worked as a plumber in Wellington. Just before the first war he became a machinist. He never married, had a dear sweetheart Miss Eliza Webber, McIntyre Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand whom he left in New Zealand when he departed for Europe and the Great War. They were to be married on his return, but instead she suffered the rest of her life, single, with no war widow's pension. He was part of the worst tragedy to befall European Australasians when 18,166 New Zealanders were killed and a whole generation gave its most creative energy to senseless slaughter.
      Harry was to die in France on the 18th of September 1916 just 23 days before his 45th birthday. Two years later on what would have been his 47th birthday the Armistice document was signed at Rethondes 11 November 1918.
      Harry was buried by comrades near where he died. Two years later, using a grid reference the Army were to lift his remains and inter them at the Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France - plot IV, row L, Grave 5. The cemetery lies on the east side of the D929, to the south east of Warlencourt village and five kilometres south west of Bapaume
      Today 2001, the place where Harry is buried is a peaceful and pastoral part of France. The cemeteries are being well looked after and large trees shadow the white gravestones protected by sturdily built stone fences.
      The Bernard - Morey family who survived continued on with life forever feeling the wrench of loss for Harry. His next of kin was younger brother, Charles Edward Bernard, of Parore Street or Awakino Road, Dargaville. Public - Catherine - Other relative - 18 September 2023 - Family history provided by my cousin Geoff Williams who was a passionate genealogist for our family.
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About death

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  • Death
    18 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France AWMM IV. L. 5. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • St Peter's Anglican Church, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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18 September 2023CatherineAuckland, New ZealandOther relative

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