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Alfred George Lovell Bliss

Headstone of Bombardier Alfred George Lovell Bliss (11/1410). Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECQ1153). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Bombardier Alfred George Lovell Bliss (11/1410). Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Popering …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred George Lovell AWMM
  • Surname
    Bliss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 11/1410 AWMM
    • South African 5043 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 December 1880 Public Source NelsonTasman Public Source
  • 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
  • Birth notes
    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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Marie Manning (nee Tollett) AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • 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

Training and 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Married to Marie Manning (nee Tollett), two children, Leonora and Alfred Maurice Roland Bliss. AWMM
    • Born Nelson.
      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.
    • Also served South Africa. Service # 5043. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 20 July 2021 - South Africa military file NZ Archives.
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About death

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  • Death
    5 October 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM VII B 35 AWMM
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20 July 2021JeniferCARTERTONResearcher

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