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Harry Bolton Riley

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Bolton AWMM
  • Surname
    Riley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 7/1801 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 October 1875 AWMM CollingwoodTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.D. Riley (wife), Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/1801 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Harry Riley was the son of the late William and Susan Riley, of Nelson, New Zealand; husband of Doris E. Riley, of Ngatiawa St., Nelson. Native of Collingwood, Nelson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site

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  • you will always be remembered as a hero in Collingwood and tasman
    Public - logan - 8 March 2022
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  • Great-great uncle Harry. Thank you for your sacrifice. We will remember you and Cecil.
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  • Thank you for your sacrifice, my children will never forget you. We named our son after you after visiting your memorial in Collingwood. I hope you didn't suffer too much. Love from us all.
    Public - Jodie Lee - Other Relative - 13 April 2015
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  • You are not forgotten. Wish I had known you. Your Grandson Bill
    Public - William - Other Relative - 11 February 2015
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Sources

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
08 March 2022logancollingwood tasman nelson nzOther
30 October 2018PeterNelsonResearcher
18 May 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
13 April 2015Jodie LeeNew ZealandOther Relative
11 February 2015WilliamFeilding New ZealandOther Relative

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