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Edward Sherson

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Sherson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Edward Sherson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 27812 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 March 1867 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Alice Mary Sherson (wife), 14 Hayden Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 December 1916 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Married, 5 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    at Crevecoeur AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Eliza (Elizabeth) Sherson, of Auckland; husband of Alice Mary Sherson (nee Lendrum), of 14 Hayden Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Obituary: "Edward Sherson, N.Z.F.A., Auckland, Late Major 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment. N.Z.E.F., beloved husband of Alice M. Sherson. Killed in Action at Crevecoeur, Sept 30th 1918 Aged 51 years. Arthur Noel, their third son was lost at sea in the S.Y. Aurora about June 1917 aged 18 years."

    "Major Sherson leaves a widow and had four sons and one daughter, the youngest son being 14 years of age and the daughter 10. The two eldest sons are serving with the artillery in France, while the third was on the Antarctic ship Aurora when that vessel disappeared in the Pacific last year. New Zealand Herald, 16 October 1918, page 8"

    He was Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade. Auckland, and Officer in Charge of 20th Reinforcements.

    Father, Edward Sherson (27812) kia and sons Eric Gordon Sherson (17229); Hugh Sherson (66031) served in WW1. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 51 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Marcoing British Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM I. E. 23. 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
    • Family grave memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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