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Henry Abbott Mair

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Henry Abbott Mair

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Abbott AWMM
  • Surname
    Mair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Opotiki AWMM
    • Attack on Rauporoa pa AWMM
    • Tauaroa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
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  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Murdered, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Henry Abbott Mair was the third son of twelve children to Elizabeth Gilbert Puckey and Gilbert Mair, a merchant trader in kauri gum.

    Two of his brothers, Cpt. Gilbert Mair and Mjr. William G. Mair, were also both active in the New Zealand Wars. See Gilbert and William's individual Cenotaph records for more details.

    "In 1868 he raise the Opotiki Volunteer Forest Rangers, and served in a number of skirmishes in the Opotiki, Waimana, and Whakatane districts." (Cowan, p. 323n) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 November 1881 AWMM
    VanuatuMelanesia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    Murdered AWMM
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04 March 2022ChrisMatamataResearcher

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