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Cyril Whitehurst Nield

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 43), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 43), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cyril Whitehurst AWMM
  • Surname
    Nield AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 29461 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Nield (mother), Albert Street, Paeroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 29461 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 Mill 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Cyril Nield was the son of Jesse and Emily Maud Nield, of Corbett Street, Paeroa, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private C. W. Neild [sic], killed in action, formerly resided at Paeroa with his parents. He was 22 years old, and when he enlisted was in the employ of the Waihi-Paeroa Gold Extraction Company. He left New Zealand with the eighteenth reinforcements, and four months ago was wounded. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22)

    Cyril Whiteburst Nield, Private 29461, Hawke's Bay Coy, 1st Bn. Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during the third battle of Ypres in Belgium by an artillery shell 100 years ago on 4 October 1917 aged 22. Cyril was buried in an unmarked grave just behind the lines and is now remembered with honour at the Tyne Cot Memorial, NZ Apse, Panel & West- Vlaanderen, Belgium. Cyril was the eldest son of Jesse and Emily Maud (nee Birley) Nield of Paeroa and his sacrifice is remembered by the greater Nield family and his many nephews, nieces and cousins. New Zealand Herald. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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25 October 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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