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Olaf Bernhard Berntsen

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  • Service number
    WWI 10/2858 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Bernston AWMM
    • Bernhard AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Inter War Private AWMM
  • War
Bernhard in his Waitara Volunteers uniform - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Olaf Bernhard AWMM
  • Surname
    Berntsen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bernston AWMM
    • Bernhard AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/2858 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1889 AWMM WaitaraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 14 June 1915 AWMM Mowatt Street, Waitara, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ole Berntsen (father), Mowatt Street, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Bushman/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • 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 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      170 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      H.10 Reported wounded France AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Severe back wound. Returned NZ Marama 6.4.1918 AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Old age AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Inter War 28 April 1920 AWMM
    Medically unfit AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A RSA memorial was attached to his parents grave

    Surname is recorded as Berntsen in Nominal Rolls, as both Bernsten and Bernston by Archives New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 November 1981 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Taranaki Crematorium, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM Memorial Area, Block 4 Plot 181B AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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