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Albert Edward Lyford

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Portrait, WW1 uniform as a sergeant, wearing the Queen's South Africa Medal - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Lyford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 8048 AWMM
    • 25144 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 November 1882 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 17 February 1902 AWMM C/o H. Allridge, Maitai Bank, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 11 October 1915 AWMM Fourth Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Horace Lyford (brother), Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Gertrude Lyford (wife), Fourth Avenue, Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 12 March 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 19 August 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 4 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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 feet 5.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth , 29.12.1916 AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidental death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married Gertrude Bruce (spinster) Auckland 16 April 1907

    Children Eileen Annie born April 1908; Albert Edward born 31 May 1909; Raymond born 29 March 1911; Gladys Gertrude born 9 September 1913)

    Posted to Private 13.10.15

    Promoted to Corporal 20.10.15, and Sergeant 1.12.15.

    His discharge papers certify that he was transferred to the Reserves on 1 June 1930.

    He died from injuries suffered after falling down drunk in 1937 (his service record shows he was often disciplined for being drunk) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 March 1937 AWMM
    Age 54 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Lot E Block 2 Area 47 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      38: 6 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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