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Manson Waterson Chant

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 120 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Manson Waterson AWMM
  • Surname
    Chant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mansen AWMM
  • Service number
    • 3562 AWMM
    • 4/1118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1882 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 16 January 1901 AWMM CPO, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 15 September 1915 AWMM 126 Elizabeth Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • James Manson Chant (father), Collingwood Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Eva Janey Chant (wife), 21 Home Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 30 January 1901 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
      Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • South Africa AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 3562 AWMM
    • 4/1118 AWMM
  • Military service
    • T&T (?) Rifles, Wellington AWMM
    • H Battery, Nelson AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and 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 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Tonsilitis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Insomnia and pyorrhoea 30 June 1916 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Eva Janey (Janie) nee Major. Father of delza Eva Chant

    Served in South Africa for 1 year 204 days

    Employed as a civilian employed as the Postmaster at Trentham Camp

    Invalided home and discharged to recuperate. Suggested he may recover for active service and that a month on a farm would be beneficial. Advertised for a home on a farm and he was offered lodging, with no wage, by a Mr O. Cresswell, Rosebank, Pukekohe which he accepted.

    In the meantime he was also offered a probation appointment as Lieutenant with the Corps of New Zealand Engineers, New Zealand Post and Telegraph Corps February 1917; this was declined as his health was still "fair".

    He served in WW1 1 year and 148 days

    Name mis-spelled on the WW1 Nominal Roll as Mansen AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 April 1960 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM Returned Serviceman Area Block 3 Plot 057 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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