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Eric Henry Kivell

Portrait of Eric and Cecil Kivell. Kivell, Eric Henry. Papers relating to war service, 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-918. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Eric and Cecil Kivell. Kivell, Eric Henry. Papers relating to war service, 1914 - 1919. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Kivell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/765A AWMM
    • WWI 10/765 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1890 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 August 1914 AWMM Fenton Street, Stratford, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Reuben Henry Kivell (father), Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/765A AWMM
    • WWI 10/765 AWMM
  • Military service
    11th Regiment, D Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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 8.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 4 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Green AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Eveline Olive Kivell (nee Young), married February 1918 in Bristol, England

    Listed as 10/765 on the Nominal Roll and 10/765A by Archives New Zealand. A clerical error meant the number 10/765 was issued for two soldiers in error, the "A" was added to distinguish his number from that of Private Augustus Christie (10/765). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 April 1975 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • In memory of my Grandpa Eric Henry Kivell, (my Dad's - Peter Elton Kivell - Dad), and his brothers (?nine brothers?) who left the tiny geographical and populated area of Taranaki New Zealand to fight in the 1st World War on behalf of Mother England.
    I am so proud of you all.
    Anzac Day 2021.
    Public - Zara (Sarah) Elizabeth - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 398 AWMM
    • Kivell, Eric Henry. Papers relating to war service, 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-918. AWMM
      1 folder containing papers and photogaphs relating to Staff Sergeant E.H. Kivell, NZ Army Postal Services, 1NZEF. 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. 4: Includes portrait AWMM


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25 April 2021Zara (Sarah) ElizabethBorn Wellington NZ, brought up in Auckland NZ, now living in Perth Western AustraliaDirect descendant

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