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John Henry Herrold

Portrait of Major John Henry Herrold, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1659 35. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major John Henry Herrold, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1659 35. Image is subjec …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Herrold AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    13/161 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 July 1878 AWMM CalcuttaIndia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Waiuku, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J.H. Herrold (mother), Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
    Wounded 30 April 1918 AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Educated at Kings College, Auckland, 1891-94.

    Promoted to Major, 15 November 1917.

    Acting OC (Officer Commanding) of NZ Base Records after being wounded in 1918.

    Served with the Home Guard as a Major during World War 2.

    OC of Rotorua Battalion, Home Guard, 1941.

    John Henry Herrold – 1878 -1966

    John Herrold was born in Calcutta in India, the son of John William Herrold and Helen von Bibra. He came to NZ in time to complete his education at Kings College in the years 1891-1894.

    From 1905 until 1914 he was on the electoral roll as a farmer living in Waiuku.

    In 1913 when he was a special constable, he gave evidence against 2 men who were in Court. One was charged with driving too close to the troops returning to the Domain and one for making insulting remarks. He enlisted when he was a single man aged 36 and was made a Captain. He was awarded a DSO for a night’s work leading 100 men when he was asked to immobilise a railway line near Amman. He was discharged in 1919 and in 1921 married Enid Holmes Dean.

    From 1929 until 1949 he was a company manager and living in Rotorua. He retired to Auckland in 1954 and his last address was Remuera Road where he died in 1966 aged 89 and his ashes were returned on 15 August.

    Above biography was transcribed, researched and written by Margaret Nash of Panmure Branch of NZSG
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About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1966 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Waiuku War Memorial Hall, Queen Street Waiuku 2123 AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 326 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Preston, N. J. (1914-1915) Gallipoli Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-382. 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


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