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George Johnston Byrne

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Johnston AWMM
  • Surname
    Byrne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30729 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 August 1886 AWMM TipperaryIreland (Eire) AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Son of Mary BYRNE of Ireland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 December 2023 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 August 1916 AWMM Brown Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Byrne (mother), 28 Iona Road, Glassneven, Dublin, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 7 December 1916 AWMM Widowed AWMM
      Widowed; 3 children AWMM
    • 1910 George Johnston BYRNE married Ida Jane BATY.
      In 1915 Ida Jane BYRNE died in Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 December 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage & Death Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 30729 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 22 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted with pneumonia 26 May 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged from dangerously ill list 11 June 1917 in 35th General Hospital. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to Conv. Depot, Hornchurch 2 July 1917. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Discharged Hornchurch 4.8.17 AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Wife: Ida Jane Byrne - died 27 October 1915

      Sons: George Johnston Byrne - born 12.8.1910; John Edward Byrne - born 8.3.1912; Robert Leslie Byrne - born 20.5.1914 AWMM
    • George Johnston Byrne (junior) his birthday is recorded incorrectly. It is actually 21 August 1910, not the 12 August 1910. Could this please be changed. I know I’m correct as he was my grandfather and I’ve seen his birth certificate. Public - Nerida - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022 - Family papers. He was born in Gisborne, New Zealand.
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About death

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  • Death
    29 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France AWMM II.C.7 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Though I never met you, I feel I know you very well. Thank you so much for your service to your adopted country. I have been to your homeland of Ireland and you are honoured on your parents grave. In the short time you had raising my grandfather, you did an awesome job. My grandfather was a real gentleman and you would be very proud of him. I’m sure you have caught up with one another in heaven by now.
    Public - Nerida - Direct descendant - 23 April 2022



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08 December 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
25 April 2022Nerida Auckland Direct descendant

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