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Harry Townson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 732 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 732 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Townson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    George Harry Clifford AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/490 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 June 1894 Military Personnel File InvercargillSouthland Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Gordon Street, Collingwood, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • Gordon Street
      Invercargill. NOT NELSON
      New Zealand Public - Glenis - Other Relative - 6 March 2015 - Family Papers, military records
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Edward Townson (father), Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/490 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 CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20 years Public - Glenis - Other Relative - 6 March 2015 - family papers and military records


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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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  • George Towson was the son of George Edward Townson, of 65 Leet St., Invercargill, New Zealand, and the late Edith Sarah Townson. Also wounded at Gallipoli.

    First name is Harry on nominal roll; George Harry Clifford on Archway and CWGC.

    Address in Nominal Roll incorrectly written as Collingwood, Nelson when it should be Collinwood, Invercargill. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France AWMM IV. K. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 March 2015GlenisInvercargill. New ZealandOther Relative

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