Henry Esau AWMM
Also known as
Henry Essau Avery AWMM
- WWI 11/420 AWMM
- WWII 800237 AWMM
- WWII 30280 AWMM
30 October 1885 AWMM AWMM
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Pre 1911 AWMM Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs A.M. Avery (wife), Springlands, Blenheim, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
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Attended Wellington College.
Played rugby for Wellington, 1905-1910.
Member of the All Black rugby squad that toured Australia, 1910.
Enlisted 1911 to 1914
Transferred to NZ Regular Army, 29 July 1919.
NZ Representative at the War Office, 1920-21.
Served at the Staff College, 1921.
NZ Quartermaster General (QMG), 1922-24.
Between WWI and WW2, Avery obtained a Ford franchise and established Avery Motors, one of Wellington's largest automobile companies.
Retired from active service in 1924 but re-enlisted as QMG during WW2 and rose to the rank of Brigadier.
Haigh, J., and Polaschek, A. (1993) incorrectly spell Avery's middle name as Essau, it should be Esau. AWMM
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- Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 25 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
|17 May 2015||Stuart||Sydney, Australia ||Other Relative||
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