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Sydney Herbert Jolly

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 74), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 74), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
    Date of birth 02-06-1878 Public - Ann - Other relative - 29 September 2018 - Family records
  • Forenames
    Sydney Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Jolly AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 5171 AWMM
    • 45954 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 July 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Waituna West, Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Henry Jolly (father), Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs E. Jolly (mother), 107 Church Street East, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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

Biographical information

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    • Son of Henry and Emily Jolly.

      Brother of Ernest Edward Jolly (11/739), who served with the Wellington Mounted Rifles at Gallipoli and France.

      Family notes he served in the Home Guard in WW2

      The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection may contain a photograph (MS 1061, folder 2, envelope 5) of Sergeant Jolly in World War I uniform.

      Father was named Henry Jolly. AWMM
    • Family bible records Sydney's date of birth as 2 June 1878 and date of death 28 May 1952, and this is confirmed in the Register of Births Deaths and Marriages. He died 4 days short of his 74th birthday. Public - Ann - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family bible and Register of Births Deaths and Marriages.
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About death

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  • Death
    • 28 May 1952 AWMM
      Age 72 AWMM
      KerikeriBay of Islands AWMM
    • 28 May 1952 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Ngongotaha Cemetery, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
    • Ngongotaha Cemetery AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Sydney and Ernest Jolly were my Great Uncles, so unfortunately I never knew them. On this Anzac Day I wish to acknowledge their contribution to the armed forces of New Zealand.
    Public - Ann - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • Sydney was the brother of Ernest Edward who also served in the First World War. Both brothers left New Zealand to serve their country their youngest brother my grandfather Morton Henry was a farmer and had to stay on the land. Neither Sydney or Ernest ever married though a sister Edna who outlived everyone in this family cared for Sydney in his reclining years at Keri Keri.
    Public - Ann - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • New Zealand World War I service personnel and reserves index [electronic resource]. (2002). Auckland, N.Z.: St Johns Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      74: 13 AWMM
    • Jolly, Ernest Edward. Papers, 1915 - 1937. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1061. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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29 September 2018AnnAucklandOther relative
24 April 2015AnnMt Tamborine Queensland AustraliaOther Relative

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