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Albert Edward Ellerm



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellerm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 51970 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 October 1883 AWMM TaranakiNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 26 February 1917 AWMM Central Billiard Room, Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Jane Ellerm (mother), Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 51970 AWMM
  • Military service
  • 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 26 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Butcher/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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      138 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      33 inches (min), 36 inches (max) AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Medical (Hallux valgus): Bunion on right foot. Notes state that because of this condition Private Ellerm could not wear standard military-issue boots. Instead special boots were required to be made. As a consequence the medical examiner deemed Ellerm unfit for active service. Medical examiner stated regarding Private Ellerm's bunion: "Cannot march & therefore is no use for active service." AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      During his service Ellerm wore standard civilian boots with a hole cut out of the right boot to accommodate his bunion. Corrective surgery was mentioned as a possible option by the medical examiner; however, there is no further evidence that this was pursued. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Ellerm (nee Perry).

    Husband of Florence May Ellerm (nee Jones).

    Ellerm was drawn in the Military Service Ballot but was unable to be located. In a police report by Constable L.G. Parkinson (No. 1817), New Plymouth, dated 14 March 1917, it was subsequently found that Ellerm had been at Featherston Camp since September, 1916, having made his own way there independently. [Note: This date contradicts the officially recorded enlistment date of 26 February 1917. Parkinson's report does note that Ellerm was "laid up for a considerable time with a broken foot." This may be in reference to a bunion (hallux valgus) that Ellerm was known to have suffered from for some years.]

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

    Commenced duty with rank of Private attached to G Company, 27th [Reinforcements?], on 31 March 1917.

    Correspondence attached to service record indicates a Private A. Ellerm was also with 16th Reinforcements, 1st Platoon, H Company, at Featherston Camp, on 14 March 1917.

    Transferred to P.E. A.S.C. on 28 April 1917.

    L.F.O. granted on 17 November 1917. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1944 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
  • Date of death
    13.4.1950 Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Grave memorial marker
  • Age at death
    67 Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Army records have year of birth 1883.
    BMD reference 1883/15870
  • Place of death
    Canterbury, New Zealand Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Billion Graves Website
  • Cause of death
    Unknown Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Have not purchased his death certificate
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Bromley Cemetery
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Billion Graves Website
  • Grave reference
    unknown Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Section
  • Obituary
    Unknown Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - I do not have any obituary records
  • Memorial name
    Unknown Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - Albert E. Ellerm
  • Memorial reference
    Unknown Public - Rae - Other relative - 25 April 2021 - No records of memorial reference.
    Albert is buried with his wife Florence May Ellerm nee Jones. Jones is family tree name.



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25 April 2021RaeNorth Shore CityOther relative

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