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Herbert Boden Blakemore

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Boden AWMM
  • Surname
    Blakemore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/976 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1895 AWMM GreytownWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
    30 March 1895 Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Greytown Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Royal Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Joseph John Bowden Blakemore (father), 21 Maxwell Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/976 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    MM. London Gazette, 17 September 1917, p9614, Rec No 1040: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John B. Blakemore, of 36 Murdock Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM VII.E.20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum WW1 Hall of Memories Public - Peter - Researcher - 13 October 2017 - on site and on-line

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  • As a former Commanding Officer of the Auckland Northland Battalion, I was surprised and humbled when my brother Craig discovered Great Uncle Herbert's details in the Cenotaph records. We are a family with some tradition of military service (both historical and current) it was quite an oversight for us not to even be aware of him and his service to his country.

    Like so many of the young men of his era, he was taken from us at the Battle of Ypres and I look forward to paying my respects to him when next in Europe.

    We shall remember them.

    Grant Ellis
    Lt Col. (ret'd).
    Public - Grant - Other relative - 7 September 2020
  • Great Uncle Herbert. Military medal recipient. Awarded medal for acts of bravery; 31st July 1917. Killed in action 4th October 1917 in lead up action to battle for Passchendaele. Alongside other soldiers including the first All Black captain; Dave Gallagher. Buried in New Irish Farm cemetary, Ypres, Belgium.
    100 years ago.🇳🇿
    Public - Neil Brian - Other relative - 7 October 2017
  • To my great uncle Herbert, killed in a foreign country aged just 20, taken way, way too young. My son Kyle turned 22 on the 23 rd of April, his whole life ahead of him, you did not get that opportunity. My daughter Jorgia turns 19 on Anzac Day, what a special day. Thank you for fighting for us and allowing my family and all New Zealanders to take each day for granted, and for you to make the ultimate sacrifice. I will be coming to Belgium in October to place poppies on your grave, and also the other New Zealand soldiers who rest in your cemetery. See you then brave soldier.
    Public - Neil Brian - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 September 2020GrantAuckland, NZOther relative
13 October 2017PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
07 October 2017Neil BrianN.Z.Other relative

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