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Cecil Asher

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Portrait of Regimental Sergeant Major Cecil Asher, Archives New Zealand, AALZ   25044 2 / F989 38. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Asher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/3 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 January 1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 August 1914 AWMM 23 Marion Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Arthur Asher (father), 23 Marion Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/3 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
    MSM. 30 June 1918. In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in France during the present war. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Book Keeper/Civilian AWMM
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  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      160 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Gertrude Asher (nee Jackson) and Asher Asher.

    Husband of Sylvia (Silvia) Rachel Merton Walford, they married in London, England in 1917, had one daughter.

    Discharged in England, he did not return to New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1983 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Wellington Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). A standard for the people: the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993. Christchurch, N.Z.: Hazard Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 21 AWMM
    • Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). A standard for the people: the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993. Christchurch, N.Z.: Hazard Press. AWMM
      Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). p. 103, Portrait AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM