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Norris Stephen Falla

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Norris Stephen Falla. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 121884

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Norris Stephen Falla. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norris Stephen AWMM
  • Surname
    Falla AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Norrie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII 2/996 AWMM
    • WWI 920 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1883 AWMM WestportBuller District AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Pre 21 November 1914 AWMM Napier Street, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 C/o Union Steamship Company Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs Audrey F. Falla (wife), Napier Street, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Audrey F. Falla (wife), C/o National Bank of New Zealand Ltd, Hindhead, Surrey, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cerebral haemorrhage AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with NZ Volunteers, 1903-1914. Promoted Lieutenant with New Zealand Field Artillery (NZFA), 1909. Promoted Captain, 1911.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of 4 Howitzer Battery, NZFA, at Gallipoli. 4 Bty was the first NZ Artillery unit to come ashore.

    Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 1 May 1916.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of Divisional Ammo Column, January 1917.

    Commander of 3 NZFA Brigade, June 1917.

    Commander of 2 NZFA Brigade, December 1917.

    Served with NZ Brigade and Artillery units between WWI and WW2.

    Promoted Brigadier and appointed Commander of 2 NZEF Overseas Base, 1940-41.

    New Zealand Representative on Ministry of Transport, London, 1941-45.

    Died at sea aboard the Port Phillip, returning to New Zealand in 1945.

    A biography is at AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 November 1945 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    St. Aidans Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 AWMM

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