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Albert Ellerm



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellerm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20513 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1869 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 May 1916 AWMM Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20513 AWMM
  • Military service
    Mounted (7 years), Feilding AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 2 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 47 AWMM
    Settler/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      160 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      35 1/2 inches (min), 38 1/2 inches (max) AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Scar (2 1/2 inches long) on back of right calf. [described as an 'old cut' by medical examiner] AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Medical (Metatarsal bursitis): Right foot. Cause [illegible]. Was not a preexisting condition prior to enlistment but developed while on active service. Condition was noted as likely to persist for an indefinite period. Deemed unfit for military duties. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Benjamin and Mary Ann Jemima Ellerm (nee McChesney).

    The following is a short chronology of Private Ellerm's war service compiled from his service record:

    Commenced duty on 1 [?] May 1916, attached to 16 Platoon, E Company.

    Transferred to 2nd Machine Gun Battalion on 25 August 1916.

    Transferred to Canteen on 23 November 1917.

    Note: The date of birth recorded on Ellerm's attestation form (20 April 1872) is incorrect. His true age at time of enlistment was 47 years. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1925 AWMM
    Age 56 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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