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Lance Westby Souness

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Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014) - No known copyright restrictions

Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014) - No known copyr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lance Westby AWMM
  • Surname
    Souness AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lance Westley Souness AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1240 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 October 1894 AWMM GoreSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Peter Souness (father), Kaitangata, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1240 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mis-spelled Lance Westley in Nominal Roll, but correct spelling is Westby.

    Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'

    Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Lance was born at Gore on 18 October 1894. During his short military serviceLance served with the Otago Mounted Rifles, Pioneer Battalion and finally Canterbury Regiment. At the time of his death Lance, the 1st Canterbury and 1st Otago Regiments were attacking a spur of ground at Polderhoek Chateau and although some ground was taken, the chateau remained in German hands. The New Zealand Division was in this sector of Polygon Wood until February 1918.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 23 February 2015
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09 April 2016AWMMAucklandResearcher
23 February 2015Paul West AucklandResearcher

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