Henry Molesworth AWMM
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WWI 4/595 AWMM
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Pre 27 August 1914 AWMM Moa Creek, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs Edwards, Lonsdale, Combe Down, Bath, England AWMM
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
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Edwards was a British citizen who served with the Royal Engineers prior to World War 1. In 1913, he was attached to the NZ Military Forces. When World War 1 began, he enlisted with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF).
Appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of NZ Divisional Signal Company, NZ Engineers, 27 August 1914. Served with NZEF 1914-1918.
Made Brevet Major, 8 November 1915.
Made Acting Lieutenant Colonel, 8 April 1918.
Rejoined British Army, Royal Engineers (RE), 1 September 1918.
Commanding Officer (CO) of 40 Fortress Company, RE, Hong Kong, 1920-22.
Served in UK, 1922-25.
Served with Gibraltar Garrison, 1 Fortress Company, RE, 1925-30.
Made Lieutenant Colonel, RE, 1 June 1929.
Served at Aldershot, UK, 1930-33.
Put on Half Pay active List, 1933 in recognition of 30 years service. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 211 AWMM
- Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
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