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Eric Claude Spedding

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Claude AWMM
  • Surname
    Spedding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13845 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1895 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin Public - Paul - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Personnel File.
  • Birth notes
    Son of Donald McKenzie and Clara (née Cousens) Spedding. Public - Paul - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - NZ Births Deaths and Marriages.
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.M. Spedding (mother), 14 Park Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13845 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 Banker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Member of staff of Bank of New Zealand, Dunedin. Joined the bank on 20 February 1914. Public - Paul - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Bank of New Zealand archives.
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Lieutenant Spedding in uniform

      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
    • Eric's brother, Dr Ivan Norman Spedding served with the New Zealand Medical Corps.
      Two half brothers, Leslie Alan and Arthur Vivian were killed at Gallipoli. Public - Paul - Researcher - 5 June 2015 - Military Personnel Files for Ivan, Leslie and Arthur.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 7 October 1916 AWMM
      Age 20 AWMM
      FranceEurope AWMM
    • 7 October 1916 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Southern Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 2P, Plot 99 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Bank of New Zealand officers who enlisted for military service in the First World War. Research completed by Paul Hickford (2014-2017). AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 12 AWMM
    • Boyack, N. (1989). Behind the lines : the lives of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. Wellington, N.Z.: Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press. AWMM
    • Spedding, Eric Claude, 1895-1916. Papers, 1916-1918. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-960. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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