Māori › Cecil Polson Born 21 November 1878 - Died 26 August 1918 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 38868 AWMM Also known as Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 72), Page: 19 - No known copyright restrictions View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesCecil AWMM SurnamePolson AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service numberWWI 38868 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth21 November 1878 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationMrs A. Polson (wife), 330 Montreal Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 38868 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 13 Oct 1917-8 December 1917 AWMM to Liverpool, Merseyside AWMM HMNZT 93 AWMM Vessel was Corinthic AWMM Second Lieutenant AWMM 30th Reinforcements, F Company AWMM New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Cecil Polson was the son of George McLeod and Rebecca Polson, of Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Alice Polson, of 57 Andover St., Christchurch. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death26 August 1918 AWMM Age 39 AWMM Bapaume, France AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes CemeteryVaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. A. 24. AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Roll of Honour Remember Cecil Polson by laying a poppy. Alexander Gunn Polson Allan Roderick Polson Cecil Polson David James Polson Denis Oliver Polson Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Cecil Polson Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20801971 Further Reference A Street Near You record https://astreetnearyou.org/person/614647/- Further Reference Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty record https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/614647 Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM 72: 19 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. 2: Includes portrait 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. 5: Includes portrait AWMM This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact 12 October 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.