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Erima Harvey Northcroft

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 45), Page: 3 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Erima Harvey AWMM
  • Surname
    Northcroft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 18465 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 December 1884 AWMM HokitikaWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Mrs E.H. Northcroft (wife), Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 November 1916 AWMM Married 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 11 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Solicitor/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Leonard and Louisa (nee James) Northcroft, who emigrated to Wellington from Victoria, Australia.

    Northcroft began practicing law in Hamilton in 1907.

    On 2 December 1908 (his 24th birthday), he married Violet Constance Mitchell at St Mary's Cathedral in Auckland. They had two daughters.

    Northcroft was promoted to Major and appointed Officer Commanding (OC) of 1 Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery (NZFA), on 1 February 1918.

    Member of the Auckland University College Council, 1924-35

    He was appointed a Judge with the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Christchurch, in 1935.

    During WWII, he served as the Directory of Artillery, Southern Military District, and Fortress Commander for the Lyttelton-Sumner area, Christchurch, 1940-45.

    Served as the New Zealand Judge at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, Japan, 1946-48. For his services with the Tribunal he was awarded a knighthood in 1949.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 October 1953 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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07 November 2018AnnaHokitika NZOther

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