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Reginald Mayhead

MAYHEAD 1B/26615 Waiuku Cemetery Headstone - This image may be subject to copyright

MAYHEAD 1B/26615 Waiuku Cemetery Headstone - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Mayhead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 59943 AWMM
    • 1B/26615 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
    Mrs Brenda May Mayhead (wife), care of Mrs H.D. Bayliss, Matarawa, Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 October 1918 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Reginald Mayhead was the son of William Henry and Alice Jane Mayhead; husband of Brenda May Mayhead, of Waiuku, New Zealand. AWMM
    • He was the son of William Henry & Alice Jane MAYHEAD. In 1916, he married Brenda May BARRETT and they had one son – John. His son John William MAYHEAD served in WW2 (Service no. NZ133686). Public - Sandra - Researcher - 24 October 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    30 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waiuku Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM 50. B. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
    Public Area, Row 32, Plot 050 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 24 October 2018 - Auckland Council Online Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
    CAPTAIN R. MAYHEAD (O.C.) WAIUKU, Thursday. The death occurred in the Wanganui Hospital yesterday of Captain Reginald Mayhead, aged 56 years, of Waipipi. He was second in command of the Waiuku Battalion of the Home Guard, and was attending an officers' tactical course at Wanganui when he became ill. Born in England, Captain Mayhead came to New Zealand over 30 years ago to take up farming. He served on the instructional staff of the Army in New Zealand and overseas during the last war, and since then he had been farming at Waipipi. Captain Mayhead is survived by his wife and one son, who is in the Fleet Air Arm. (NZ HERALD, 2 JUL 1943) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 24 October 2018 - Paperspast Online
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • HMNZT 111 - Camouflage : ye booke of ye Left Winge of ye 43rd New Zealand Reinforcement, made by Officers and Men. Colledge, H.B. (Herbert Broomfield), editor. Jordan, T. (Thomas), editor. -- [At sea] : [Magazine committee] : 1918. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      90: 15 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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24 October 2018SandraWaipuResearcher

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