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George Eckford

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 10 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 10 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Eckford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15153 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Eckford (brother), Tokomaru Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15153 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Constable/Military 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Eckford was the son of John and E. Moss Eckford, of 16 Trinity Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Sergeant George Eckford, In yesterday's casualty list appeared the name of Sergeant George Eckford, who has been killed in action. Sergeant Eckford resigned from the Police Force to go to the war. For four years he was 'stationed in Oamaru, and while here earned a wide popularity. His parents reside in Edinburgh. The deceased has a brother in Tokomaru Bay. Previous to joining the Police Force, the deceased sergeant worked with his brother, who is a grocer. Sergeant Eckford left with the Fifteenth Reinforcements. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 14 May 2023 - THE FALLEN AND WOUNDED
    NORTH OTAGO TIMES, VOLUME CVI, ISSUE 13965, 27 OCTOBER 1917, PAGE 3
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
14 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
05 August 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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