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Percy Harold Comrie

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Portrait, Percy Harold Comrie - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Percy Harold Comrie - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Comrie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 40435 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1896 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rubena Evelyn Comrie (wife), care of Nicholson, Domain Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 August 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 40435 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 Unknown AWMM Engineer/Military AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John and Louis Comrie of Pukekohe, Auckland; husband of Mrs Mrs Rubena Evelyn Comrie (nee Nicholson), Domain Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Attended Pukekohe East Primary School starting in 1902.

    Remembered at Pukekohe Intermediate School, with Memorial stones & loving memory roses.

    Attended St John's College 1912 - 1913

    A framed commemoration with 13 photographs of former students who fought in World War 1 is displayed in the Pukekohe East Primary School Hall and a copy is the Playcentre , the building was formerly old school. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France AWMM R. IV. C. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Pukekohe Intermediate School, WW1, Memorial stones & loving memory roses AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • ARE YOU A DIRECT DESCENDANT ?
    We are currently holding WAR MEDALS or MILITARY EPHEMERA belonging to this Veteran. Medals Reunited New Zealand© (MRNZ) is a voluntary, 100% not-for-profit and FREE service dedicated to re-uniting military medals and ephemera that have been found/donated , with the Veteran’s family or a near descendant.

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    NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A MEDAL OR AN ITEM OF MILITARY EPHEMERA YOU WOULD LIKE TO RETURN TO FAMILY OR A DESCENDANT, WE CAN HELP – CONTACT US VIA ANY OF THE ABOVE.
    Public - Ian - Director - Researcher - 19 October 2020
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  • Percy Comrie's direct descendants were brought up at Drummie Farm Fowlis Wester near Crieff Scotland.I am also from the same lineage of Comries and stay in Fowlis Wester.I wondered if Percy had visited his cousins at Fowlis Wester when he arrived in Glasgow prior to being sent to the front in 1917?
    Thank you for the opportunity to contribute on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war and record the sacrifices made by Percy and other Comrie New Zealanders whose names I have seen recorded at Auckland Museum.
    Crawford Comrie
    Public - Crawford - Other relative - 5 November 2018
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The short cut : being a souvenir of the wanderings of "A" Company, 29th Reinforcements, across the two great oceans : Christmas souvenir. [1917]. London: Printed by St. Clements Press. 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
      70: 5 AWMM
    • King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
    • Franklin county news AWMM
      Alexander, E. (2 March 2006). Memorial Stones ceremony organised. Franklin County News. AWMM
    • Miller, R. (Ed.). (2012). Pukekohe's memorial stones. Auckland, N.Z.: Franklin Historical Society. 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. 1: 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 October 2020Ian - DirectorNELSONResearcher
05 November 2018CrawfordFowlis Wester Crieff ScotlandOther relative

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