Date of birth
25 December 1880 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Military File
Place of birth
Nelson Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Military File
Son of Alfred Bliss. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Military File
Address before enlistment
- WW1 Unknown AWMM 14 Ossian Street, Port Ahuriri, New Zealand AWMM
- Napier Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Military File
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs Marie Bliss (wife), 14 Ossian Street, Port Ahuriri, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
Medals and Awards
Military Medal (MM) AWMM
MM. London Gazette, 26 May 1917, p5197, Rec No 728: At Ploegsteert on 27th March 1917. During the heavy bombardment at Ploegsteert on the night of the 23/3/17 the gun pit where this NCO was on duty was struck by a shell, one man being killed and two wounded. At great risk to himself through a heavily shelled area, this NCO carried one of the wounded men (Gunner Anderson) to a place of saftey. Notwithstanding that the position was still being subjected to a heavy fire of both 15cm and 10.5cm shells, this NCO returned through the shelled area to the same gun pit and going into the open in front when shells were falling, he secured Corporal Duggan and likewise carried him to a place of saftey. AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Son of Alfred & Mrs Angeline Bliss.
Brother of Private Frank Herbert Bliss (aka Warren) - served with the Australians (AIF).
Married to Mrs Marie Bliss - of Napier.
Employed as an Engineer - at the Napier Harbour Board - at enlistment.
Served Egypt (1915-1916); Gallipoli (1915); France & Belgium (1916-1917).
Awarded the Military Medal (MM) - May 1917 - for rescuing 2 comrades during heavy German shell fire and taking to them to a place of safety.
Died of wounds 5 October 1917 - at Passchendaele, Belgium.
Remembered at his birth place of Nelson - on the World War 1 'Wall of Remembrance' at Founders Park, Nelson City - which commemorates the 3600+ Nelson born service men and women who served in World War 1. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Military File & Researcher.
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