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George Herbert Cross

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Name panel, Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Belgium (photo B.G. Knights, 2009) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Cross AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    29226 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
    Mrs E.M.J. Cross (wife), Waikuku, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 October 1916 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    29226 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
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Mill hand/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Cross, of Rangiora, Christchurch; husband of Ethel Maria Jane Douglas (formerly Cross); of 9, Peveril St., Lower Riccarton, Christchurch AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Remembering George especially today after 100 years. I hope to lay a wreath next year for George at Messines Ridge. I am Ethel Cross's Granddaughter.
    Public - Lesley-Maree - Other relative - 14 June 2017
  • Brother in law of: Rowland Percy Nelson, Service Number 15588, KIA 7 February 1917, Messines, Belgium Harry Nelson, Service Number 10145, KIA 6 April 1918, Somme, Northern France, France George Albert Nelson, Service Number 6/3413, KIA 27 September 1916, Somme, Northern France, France A picture of George Herbert Cross is in Onward Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force - Volume 2
    Public - John - Other relative - 11 January 2016

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
14 June 2017Lesley-MareeRotorua, New ZealandOther relative
11 January 2016JohnLower HuttOther relative