Alfred Henry AWMM
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WWI 11/1079 AWMM
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WW1 Pre 16 January 1915 AWMM Eketahuna, New Zealand AWMM
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WW1 Mrs D.E. Herbert (wife), Eketahuna, New Zealand AWMM
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Promoted Lt Colonel, 26 March 1915.
CO (Commanding Officer) of Maori Battalion, July-August, and then Worcester Regiment, August-October, at Gallipoli, 1915.
DADOS (Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services), New Zealand Division, France, 1916-18.
ADOS (Assistant Director of Ordnance Services), British Corps, 1918.
CO of 9 (Wellington EC) Mounted Rifles, 1920.
Mayor of Eketahuna, 1907-10. AWMM
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Alfred Henry Herbert
My mother, Honour King, nee Toohill was the niece of Alfred Henry Herbert of Eketahuna.
The most extensive descriptions of this great man are to be found in the book: It Happened In Eketahuna, by Wesley Parker, St John's Press, 1990 - specially Chapter 5, The Grocery Shop.
Quote: He was the best known soldier in the district and on his return from the front he dismounted the train to be with his wife, who was known in the war areas for her services to the troops, to a tumultuous welcome, the school children all being allowed to join the crowd at the station…. He certainly did not bring back to his business any show of army rank …… he was a gentleman …. and well known as he owned three stores in the district. He was thoughtful, business-like and strict ……..
Public - Helen Mary - Other relative - 28 April 2016
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 325 AWMM
- Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
|28 April 2016||Helen Mary ||Upper Hutt NZSaltillo 280 ST||Other relative||
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