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Howard Franklin Chetham

Headstone of H. F. CHETHAM 39652 taken at Kioreroa Cemetery, Whangarei - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone of H. F. CHETHAM 39652 taken at Kioreroa Cemetery, Whangarei - No known copyright restrict …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Howard Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Chetham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39652 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1889 AWMM SpringfieldMassachusetts AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.H. Chetham (brother), Onerahi, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39652 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The Whangarei cemetery record has Howard Chetham's date of death listed as 2 Dec 1918, however the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Cheltham's headstone read 1 November 1918.

    Howard Chetham listed his place of birth as Toronto, Ontario in Canada on his enlistment form for the NZEF, but birth records for Massachusetts, United States record his birth there in January 1889. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 November 1918 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kioreroa Cemetery, Gumdigger Place, Rewa Rewa Rd. Whangarei, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • 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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  • Thank you for your service. While you are far from home, you are not alone, your new family settled here more than 100 years. Yet your memory lives on through us, forever we are grateful, and since since then we have had many more tears. As great grandparents and family that pass through this time, we know you did this so our love would shine. Rest In Peace Uncle.
    Public - Brendon - Other relative - 25 April 2021



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25 April 2021BrendonRuakakaOther relative
10 November 2018BrendonNew ZealandOther relative
29 July 2018Brendon JNew ZealandOther relative
12 April 2015B JAuckland New ZealandOther Relative

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