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Henry George Chilton

Featherston memorial, panel - No known copyright restrictions

Featherston memorial, panel - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry George AWMM
  • Surname
    Chilton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/3168 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Albert & France May CHILTON Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Warehouseman - Lived at 61 Clifford Road, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Albert Chilton (father), 3 Cromwell Street, Auckland Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/3168 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Only son of Albert and Francis May Chilton, of 3, Cromwell St., Mount Eden, Auckland AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 April 1916 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Williamson's Chambers, Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; Auckland Star, Volume XLVII, Issue 92, 17 April 1916, Page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19160417.2.41&srpos=2069&e=-------100--2001-byDA---0henry+chilton--
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • Fifty foot fall down the shaft of a lift Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - National Library of New Zealand; Paperspast portal; Auckland Star, Volume XLVII, Issue 92, 17 April 1916, Page 6; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19160417.2.41&srpos=2069&e=-------100--2001-byDA---0henry+chilton--
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 2, Block D, Grave 47. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    FALL DOWN LIFT-WELL. YOUNG SOLDIERTS; DEATH, At the inquest on the, body of Gunner Henry George Chilton, a: young. member of the Expeditionary Force, 2£ years of age, who met his death by falling down the well of a 'lift in the Williamson Chambers, in Shortland street, Auckland, Frederick Taylor, caretaker of the Chambers, said that the deceased came to his residence for tea on the Saturday with his father, mother and- two sisters, arriving at 5.30 p.m. About 10 p.m. the deceased and witness r s son left the room to go down to the street and put a trap in out in the rain. They went:' in the direction of a lift and he followed them shortly afterwards. Just before he got to the corner of the passage he heard a sound as of somebody falling down the lift. If the door of the lift were four ( feet above •, the landing he could give no reason for it. He had inspected the lift since the accident, and there appeared to be nothing wrong with it. The deceased was well acquainted with the working of the' lift. It was reasonable to assume that if thelift were up .four feet from the landing, he might 'mistake the bottom of .the lift .for the top. The deceased had no intoxicating liquor while in his house, and showed no signs of having had any when he arrived Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 11 May 2023 - POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLIII, ISSUE 13975, 25 APRIL 1916, PAGE 5
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
17 August 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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