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Ernest Browning Tosswell

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest Browning AWMM
  • Surname
    Tosswell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Toswell AWMM
    • Toswill AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 697 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
    Pre 10 February 1900 AWMM Kaikoura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Toswell, Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 697 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
    South Africa 10 February 1900 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AddingtonChristchurch 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Enteric fever AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Name spelled Tosswell on the Akaroa War Memorial and by Archives New Zealand. Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1900 AWMM
    GermistonTransvaal AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Monument to Fallen Troopers, South African War, Tuamarina (Tua Marina) Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
    • Akaroa War Memorial, Banks Peninsular, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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