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Horace Cornelius Partington

Portrait, Studio photograph Gaze & Co, Hamilton, NZ. Horace Partington aged 20 appears to be taken not long after WW1, badge on lapel is unclear (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Studio photograph Gaze & Co, Hamilton, NZ. Horace Partington aged 20 appears to be taken n …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Cornelius AWMM
  • Surname
    Partington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Henry AWMM
    • Henry Cornelius AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 75636 AWMM
    • WWII 38417 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 30 April 1899 Public Source
    • 30 January 1898 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
    30 April 1899 Public - Jim - Child - 27 February 2015 - Birth certificate. Born as Horace Cornelius Chamberlain.
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 8 May 1917 AWMM 182 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 31 January 1918 AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o Post Office, Wellsford, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs E.L. Partington (mother), Wellsford, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr Henry George Partington (father), C/o L.H. Pricton, Wayby Road, Wellsford, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr Desmond Gilbert Partington (son), C/o Post Office, Wellsford, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 13 June 1918 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Widowed AWMM
      Widowed, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 3.75 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      8 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalised several times sick AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Horace Partington was the son of Henry George Partington and Elizabeth Lucy Partington

    Husband of Beatrice May nee Thomas

    Attested twice for WW1 service, once in 1917 and then in 1918

    Returned to New Zealand aboard the SS Mamari TS 274 on 3 July 1919 and disembarked in Auckland 20 August 1919

    In WW2 he attested with a date of birth as 30 April 1901, born in New Zealand

    Marched into Camp 15 November 1940 with the rank of Private and assigned to the 4th Reinforcements

    Entered Egypt as a sapper

    Listed on the WW1 Nominal Roll as Henry. Reduced age to enlist WW2. 2NZEF, 4th Reinforcements AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 June 1960 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
    WellsfordAuckland Province 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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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      papers (papers from a Service Record eg Record of Promotions, Reductions, Transfers etc) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      85: 4 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 368 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 February 2015JimPukekohe, New ZealandChild

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