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George Albert Townsend

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Group shot of 26th Mounted Rifles, NZ Expeditionary Forces. 1917. Trooper Maurice Davis (s/n 43189) of third row, right hand side.  Image kindly provided by family. Image has no known copyrigh restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Townsend AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    43243 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Janet Townsend (mother), Waikouaiti, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 May 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    43243 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Janet and the late J.A.Townsend, of Waikouaiti, Otago

    Moeraki then transhipped to "Port Lincoln" at Sydney for Suez. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria AWMM D. 97. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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