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Henry Owen Daikee

Portrait of Henry Owen Daikee 24145 in uniform. Image kindly provided by Michael Thoms (Nov 2017). Image has no copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Henry Owen Daikee 24145 in uniform. Image kindly provided by Michael Thoms (Nov 2017). I …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Owen AWMM
  • Surname
    Daikee AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24143 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.G. Daikee (mother), Picton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24143 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Henry Daikee was one of 28 New Zealand servicemen who were court-martialled and sentenced to death during the First World War. His sentence was later squashed. Pugsley, ‘On the Fringe of Hell’, pp.350-51. AWMM
    • Henry was court marshalled but he was not shot. Henry returned to NZ and spent the rest of his life in an institution. He died in 1957. Knowing what we do now about the conditions he and many others like him endured. I think history now needs to be a little kinder to him.
      My mother was Henrys neice and I have a photocopy of a letter from him dated 12/8/1916 from Sling Camp, written to his sister my grandmother. Public - June Ada - Other Relative - 10 April 2015 - Marlborough Express - Wednesday focus (date unkown) page 12
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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    Borough of Blenheim Roll of Honour, Marlborough Museum. 26 Arthur Baker Pl, Redwoodtown, Blenheim 7201 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 April 2015June AdaHastingsOther Relative

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