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La Tour Mollett D'Auvergne

Ted's unopened bottle of beer in its glass display case.

Ted's unopened bottle of beer in its glass display case.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    La Tour Mollett AWMM
  • Surname
    D'Auvergne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tour AWMM
    • Ted AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7110 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
    Waiho Forks, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr E.S. D'Auvergne (father), Waiho Forks, Waimate, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7110 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

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    • Tour D'Auvergne was the son of Edward Charles and Lilian Dale D'Auvergne, of Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand.

      The Waihao Forks Hotel houses an unopened bottle of beer left by Ted d'Auvergne before he embarked to serve in the Second World War (Sullivan, J. (12 March 2013). Ted's bottle part of Waihao Forks folklore).

      Name incorrectly spelt La Tonr in Nominal Roll. AWMM
    • Ted had a farm close to the Waihao Forks Hotel which was Ted’s local pub. He was having a beer there while waiting for the train to take him back to the Burnham Training Camp. The rail lines were quite close to the front of the pub. It was the last day of his final leave. He left behind an unopened bottle of beer to have when he returned. Of course he didn’t and eventually that bottle was placed in a glass case for display. Many years later fund raising was started to create a bronze statue to be placed outside the pub .That was completed and unveiled on November 7th 2020. It depicts Ted seated in uniform with his pack, waiting for the train. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 18 April 2022 - Research
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About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. D. 12. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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18 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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