Also known as
- WWI 1/530 AWMM
- WWI 3/1717 AWMM
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Enlisted twice, initially with the 5th (Wellington) Regiment, Samoan Advance Party with the service number 1/530 embarking 15 August 1914, and then with the New Zealand Medical Corps, No. 2 Field Ambulance and the service number 3/1717 embarking in 1916. His next of kin for the second enlistment is recorded as Mrs MJ Peterson, corner of Coutts and Salek Streets, Kilbirnie, Wellington.
A family infomant notes his father's name as Otto, born in Sweden and his mother's name as Mary Jane born in Sorrell, Tasmania. In later life he became the Town Clerk (Chief Executive Officer) for the Wellington City Council
Died Coronary failure AWMM
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I never knew you Grandfather - you died before I was born. I have seen your beautifully put together photo albums from the war but know you never talked about it to either of your sons. I showed the albulms to the Auckland Museum and they took copies. I hope you dont mind. I can't help but think that the care you took in taking and labelling them must have been so someone could see them.
I can only imagine the horror you saw. The pictures only tell some of the story - the nicer parts probably. I hear you played for the Kiwi's - you played your clarinet to entertain the troops and Dad said you were an amazing player, He has given me your clarinet for our son to play. I hope he does when he gets older. I hope now you rest in piece and that old memories don't haunt you. I am proud of you and all that you did to help others in the war and after. I am sorry I did not get to meet you RIP
Public - Elizabeth - Other Relative - 31 May 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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