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Harry Alexander Old

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Old AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3822 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
    Charles Old (father), Kaimata, Inglewood, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/3822 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 Saddler AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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    • Harry Old was the son of Charles and Louisa Old, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Harry Old killed 8 June 1917, the day after his brother Edgar was killed. (Coincidentally 2 other brothers also commemorated on the Inglewood Cenotaph, Ernest and Henry Orr, were also killed a day apart on the same days of 7th and 8th June 1917). All 4 commemorated at Messines Ridge Public - Gayleen Mary - Researcher - 2 March 2015 - Auckland Museum War Records
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Harry was a distant cousin. A sad realization that this man did not come back from WW1 and was so young when he died.
    Public - Andrea Karen - Other Relative - 14 May 2015
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14 May 2015Andrea KarenNew ZealandOther Relative
02 March 2015Gayleen MaryInglewood, New ZealandResearcher

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