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Ernest Nicholson Player

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Nicholson AWMM
  • Surname
    Player AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 27185 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1888 AWMM NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 June 1916 AWMM 37 Lawrence Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.E. Player (wife), 37 Lawrence Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 November 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Ypres AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 27185 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 2 June 1916 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Tramway pay clerk/Civilian 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Player left for France on the 27 May, it is there that he joined the 3 Battalion, Wellington Regiment.

    On 4 October 1917, when fighting in the third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) Player received gunshot wounds to his left knee, which necessitated amputation of his leg. (Church, p.162)

    He was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 12 October but died soon after his arrival. (Church, p.162) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 3, Grave 3 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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03 December 2018JulianaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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