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Robert Godfray Elder

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Godfray AWMM
  • Surname
    Elder AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robert Godfrey Elder AWMM
  • Service number
    81208 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    81208 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidental death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Richardson and Anne Elder (nee Wildman), of Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

    Died from complications resulting from motor vehicle accident.

    "Who only left at the end of 1916, went to Lincoln Agricultural College after Christmas, and while there had the misfortune to meet with a serious motor accident which ultimately proved responsible for his death. He entered Trentham Camp in June, 1918, but his health was not sufficiently good to stand the strain and he broke down. An operation was performed in the hope of saving his life, but his condition was too weak to allow recovery. His one desire was to join his brother in France as soon as possible, and throughout his illness he appeared little concerned about anything else. He was for two years in the XI., being captain the year he left." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Name spelled Godfrey in In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School] AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikanae Cemetery, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM

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