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Eng King How Chow

Headstone, Pukekohe Cemetery (provided by Paul F. Baker) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Pukekohe Cemetery (provided by Paul F. Baker) - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eng King AWMM
  • Surname
    How Chow AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • George E.K. How Chow AWMM
    • Eang King How Chow AWMM
    • How Chow AWMM
    • England AWMM
    • Eng King AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 54750 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 December 1895 AWMM GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 February 1917 AWMM Te Waiti, Opotiki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Sophia How Chow (mother), Te Waiti, Otara, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 July 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 54750 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 4th Mounted Rifles AWMM
    • Senior Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    OpotikiBay of Plenty AWMM
  • 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5.5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of George How Chow and Sophia How Chow.

    He attested he was working with his mother at the time of enlistment

    Returned to New Zealand on the Cordoba.

    Served as Eng King How Chow. Name listed as Eang Hing How Chow by BDM, births and Probate. Name listed as George by BDM, deaths

    Of Chinese descent. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1971 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pukekohe Cemetery, Wellington Street, Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Eng King How Chow by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Eng King How Chow

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  • eng was my great grandmothers brother. I met him once when I was a child. My son bears a strong resemblance to him. A very interesting family tree. Something to be proud of.
    Public - Lynette ellen - Other Relative - 29 July 2015
  • Anzac Day, 25/4/2015 remembering my uncle and all of those people who served in war.
    Public - Dianne Natalie - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      68: 14 AWMM
    • Bay of Plenty Times AWMM
      A Missing China Man. Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XXXVI, Issue 5102, 6 September 1907, Page 3 AWMM
    • Kennedy, A. (2015). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 (revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919) (2nd ed). Wellington: New Zealand Chinese Association. AWMM
      p.138 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 July 2015Lynette ellenBrisbane. australiaOther Relative
02 May 2015SeanGISBORNEOther Relative
25 April 2015Dianne NatalieSydney, AustraliaOther Relative

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