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Henry Molesworth Edwards

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Molesworth AWMM
  • Surname
    Edwards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/595 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 October 1883 AWMM HabrahBengal AWMM
    Habrah, Bengal, India AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 27 August 1914 AWMM Moa Creek, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Edwards, Lonsdale, Combe Down, Bath, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/595 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Joined Royal Engineers in 1903. AWMM
    • Served in UK and Ceylon, 1903-13. AWMM
    • Attached to NZ Military Forces as Captain, 21 November 1913. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded March 1918. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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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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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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Sources

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