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Arthur Patrick Hector Pierce

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Patrick Hector AWMM
  • Surname
    Pierce AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A.F.H. Pierce AWMM
    • Hector AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17322 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1879 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre May 1916 AWMM Kitchener Road, Lake Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Winifred Ethel Pierce (wife), 'Bickleigh', Kitchener Road, Lake Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 April 1917 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 3 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 17322 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 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Architect/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of malaria AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Patrick Pierce and Eleanor Pierce (nee Connell) ; husband of Winifred E. Pierce (nee Lewis).

    Attended King's College 1896

    Architect, Bamford & Pierce, together they designed Coolangatta house, Remuera, Auckland, an exceptional Arts and Crafts house, demolished in 2006.

    He also designed the building Pierce Buildings on the corner of Khyber pass and Symonds Street for his mother who owned the land.

    He also designed the tea kiosk in the Domain as part of the Exhibition

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Known as Hector. Named A.F.H. Pierce on the Takapuna War Memorial. Moeraki then transfer to Port Sydney at Sydney for Suez. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM Z21 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial street name: Pierce Road, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Takapuna Primary School, Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland AWMM

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  • Thank you for being Dad to my Great Grandmother Helen Cherie, although you left her as a baby to go to war, never to see her again. Thank you for being brave.
    Public - Samuel Robert - Other Relative - 4 May 2015

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
24 March 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
04 May 2015Samuel RobertTe Kauwhata, New ZealandOther Relative

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