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Victor George Cavalier

Portrait, studio head and shoulders of Victor George Cavalier (49694), handwritten " To Dear Father with Best Wishes Victor May 11th (year?). (kindly supplied by great nephew David Britton) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, studio head and shoulders of Victor George Cavalier (49694), handwritten " To Dear Father …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor George AWMM
  • Surname
    Cavalier AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Victor C. Cavalier AWMM
    • Victor AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49694 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 February 1898 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Feb 1917 AWMM 53 Khyber Pass, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alfred William Cavalier (father), 35 Penge Road, Upton Park, Essex, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 June 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49694 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 Feb 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Theatrical/Civilian 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 foot 10.25 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      174 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      Tattoo "true love etc" left upper arm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded, gsw chest, severe 30 March 1918 AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died from wounds received in action AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Victor Cavalier was the son of Susan Cavalier and Alfred William Cavalier.

    Employed by the theatrical company Fullers of Sydney before enlistment, in 1917 he attested he had been living in New Zealand for 2 years.

    Attested twice in 1916 and then in 1917. Rejected in 1916 with deficient eyesight.

    Died of wounds sustained at Beaussart, 1000 yards west of Mailly-Maillet.

    Middle initial on wooden cross incorrectly written as "C", middle name is George. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM F 27 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • 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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      66: 4 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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