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Septimus James Edgar Closey

Portrait of Captain Septimus James Edgar Closey, Archives New Zealand, AALZ   25044 3 / F1345 60. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Septimus James Edgar Closey, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1345 60. Im …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Septimus James Edgar AWMM
  • Surname
    Closey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/15 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 October 1892 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Frederick William Closey (brother), Otorohanga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Amy Closey nee Finch.

      Three brothers served in WW1 and WW2: Frederick William Closey (56558, 800636); Septimus James Edgar Closey (25/15, N/N) and Robert Vincent Closey (12/2979, 23072).

      Cremated at Canterbury Crematorium.

      The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection holds a collection of biographical extracts (MS 2002/81) relating to the war service of Septimus Closey. AWMM
    • Last known rank is that of Colonel .. believed to have been attained at the end of WWI, but possibly during WWII. Public - Dale - Researcher - 4 November 2018 - Mrs Myra Larcombe - niece.
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About death

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  • Death
    3 November 1981 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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04 November 2018DaleAucklandResearcher

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