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Ernest Alfred Bollard

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Bollard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1155 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 September 1879 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ReeftonWest Coast Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 24 Jermyn Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.M. Bollard (mother), 60 Rutland Gardens, Hove, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1155 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernest Bollard was the son of William and Alice Bollard, of Hove, Brighton, England.

    Wounded in action, Gaba Tepe, 5 May 1915 (bullet wound, right index finger), and admitted to NZ Field Ambulance; returned to duty same day.
    Killed in action, 19 May 1915.

    Parents: William Haydon Leech and Paulena Constance Leech; Wife: the late Sophia Leech AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1917 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. U. 4. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • From the official history ...

    "On the 18th, 1/Auckland went into the Prowse Point sector, holding the front line from Douve to La Truie Farm. Vigorous patrolling was at once commenced and enemy posts discovered at an average distance of four hundred yards.

    It was decided to raid the whole area, destroy their posts and kill or capture the garrisons. Zero hour was 1 a.m. the morning of the 23rd, and the whole of the 16th Company, with two platoons of the 3rd, were detailed for the task.

    On the right no opposition was met with, but elsewhere the Huns fought well. In the centre they were holding wired shell-holes, and on the left, in the angle by the creek, a cleverly-concealed pill-box caused a lot of trouble.

    Nine prisoners were taken, and very many of the Huns were killed, while Auckland lost 4 killed, 20 missing, and 1 officer and 52 O.R.'s wounded."
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 21 November 2018
  • My grandfather George McLaren (12/2419) was a Sargent in the 1st Auckland Battalion and knew Ernest Bollard well. He was known as Tom ... and mentioned several times in George's WW1 diary. George details a raid on the German trenches on 23rd of June 1917 and Tom's tragic death ...

    "Saturday 23rd of June - Our mob 16th Waikato & 2&4 platoons of the 3rd raided Fritz last night, very successful and about 12 prisoners, old Tom Bollard got pretty badly wounded"

    "Tuesday 26th of June - Heard yesterday that poor old Tom Bollard died of his wounds".

    Today we remember Tom Bollard ... may he rest in peace.
    Public - Steven - Researcher - 20 November 2018



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