John Henry AWMM
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Date of birth
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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
POW liberation details
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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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