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Edward James Cronin

Photograph of 27th Reinforcements E Company. Edward Cronin third from left in the front row. Image kindly provided by Michael Nuth, supplied by the Owaka Museum, The Caitlins (September 2019). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of 27th Reinforcements E Company. Edward Cronin third from left in the front row. Image k …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward James AWMM
  • Surname
    Cronin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 51696 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 October 1894 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
    10 September 1899 Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - Census records;
  • Place of birth
    Forty Acre Lane, Canning Town, Essex, England Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - Census records;
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Alice Cronin (mother), 37 Freemasons Road, Custom House, London, England AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 51696 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham April - June 1917 Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - NZ Army Military Record held at Archives New Zealand
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Sailor/Civilian AWMM
    • Enlisted 9 March 1917 at the Defence Department's Recruitment Office, Wellington Town Hall. Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - Dominion, Volume 10, Issue 3023, 9 March 1917, p.4.
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Sailor onboard the SS Australmead. Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - SS Australmead Log Book, sourced from National Archives UK.
  • Age on enlistment
    17 Public - Michael - Other relative - 11 September 2019 - 1911 England and Wales Census and Edward James Cronin's military record held at Archives New Zealand.


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edward Cronin was the son of Cornelius and Alice Louise Cronin, of 56 Malmesbury Terrace, Canning Town, London, England. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France AWMM I. J. 53. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Edward, what a surprise it was to stumble across your history and your connection to me. It has been so satisfying to uncover aspects of your life, piece by piece and after years of research. And through the records obtained, we now know how amazing your short life really was. Your history can now be preserved and your memory kept.

    With love
    Public - Michael - Other relative - 13 September 2019



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29 July 2020MichaelLower HuttOther relative

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