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Horace Dorset Eccles

Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club, St Mary's Church (photo John Halpin November 2011) - CC BY John Halpin - CC BY John Halpin

Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club, St Mary's Church (photo John Halpin November 2011) …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Horace Dorset AWMM
  • Surname
    Eccles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Agnostic AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1870 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • South African Pre 18 January 1902 AWMM Maunganui, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Pre 1915 AWMM Kawakawa, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Eccles (wife), C/o Messrs Devore Martin, Solicitor, Auckland, new Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 24 May 1900-31 May 1902 Transvaal AWMM
    • Cape Colony AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    N/N AWMM
  • Military service
    • Maunganui Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • 3rd Regiment Auckland Mounted Rifle Volunteers AWMM
    • 11 (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • Reserve of Officers from 31 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Embarkation details

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 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gregory William and Anne Hyde Eccles of 20 Melrose Road, Southfields, London

    Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Eccles of 64 Eccles Street, Auckland, New Zealand

    In his telegram, 18 December 1901 to the Officer Commanding District Auckland Eccles writes that he had lived in Natal and had knowledge of the Zulu language

    Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve 11 (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles

    Major in the Reserve of Officers

    He applied several times for a commission in the NZEF but was turned down as. Eventually he asked for leave of absence from the Reserve and bought his own passage to England aboard the SS Remuera, leaving Wellington, New Zealand on the 15 July 1915 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope 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 XVI. C. 20 AWMM
    • New Irish Farm Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Auckland Garrison Officers Club, St Mary's Church (part of Holy Trinity Cathedral ), corner St Stephens Avenue & Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Kawakawa RSA, Roll of Honour AWMM
    • Kawakawa Memorial Library, now Kawakawa Museum, Memorial Plaque WW1 AWMM
    • Kawakawa District War Memorial, Kawakawa and Districts War Memorial Domain AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • 29 Albert Street, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands AWMM

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