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Robert Henry Ashcroft

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 55), Page: 4 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashcroft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 40478 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 Alice Beatrice Ashcroft (wife), Arney Crescent, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 40478 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
    WW1 Clerk 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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  • R.H. Ashcroft wrote the following poem published in New Zealanders at the Front, written and illustrated by men of the New Zealand Division, published by Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1917, p.145.


    Something alone I crave: a little rest;

    Rest from inhuman things conceived in Hell,

    The snarl of shrapnel and the shrieking shell,

    Mysterious No-Man's Land where dread things dwell.

    So may my spirit once again be blest,

    And strong to reach the heights from which it fell

    Thro' listening to the War God's deadly jest

    When ghouls wreaked vengeance on the tortured west.

    Soon may I see the white-sailed yachts come home

    At eve across the Waitemata's tide,

    Its placid azure cleft to sparkling foam,

    And hear the sound of laughter as they glide -

    Fair women's laughter, sweet to those who roam

    Thro' stricken fields, shall bring me back my pride,

    And in that Land where God has built His shrine

    There will be peace at last for me and mine.

    R.H. Ashcroft. AWMM
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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



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