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Herbert Vivian Edmondson

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  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Herbert Vivian AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Edmondson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Bertie Edmondson AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 63124 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 30 Haratua 1917 AWMM Motupipi, Takaka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs E.A. Edmondson (mother), Motupipi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 21 Whiringa ā-rangi 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 30 Haratua 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    NelsonTasman AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
    16 Paengawhāwhā 1918 AWMM
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      medium AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      medium AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      scar on back of right knee AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      Teeth required attention AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Inflamation of the lungs as Prisoner of War AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

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  • Herbert Edmondson's parents were Eliza Ann Edmondson (nee Sigley) and Thomas Edmondson. He was their sixth child.

    He marched into Sling Camp with the Wellington Infantry Regiment on 9 January 1918, and joined the Otago Infantry Regiment the next day. He left Sling Camp for France with the Otago Infantry Regiment on 20 March 1918.

    He marched into camp at Etaples, France with the New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot on 24 March 1918. He joined the New Zealand Entrenching Battalion on 30 March 1918 and was posted to Bois, France.

    On or around 16 April was reported missing; on 19 May 1918, a Court of Inquiry found him to be "missing" "believed prisoner".

    There is some uncertainty surrounding his death. He was believed to be a Prisoner of War in a German location. Two communications (28 April 1919 and 2 July 1919) state he died as a POW, cause, date, and place of death unknown. A Court of Inquiry declared him dead 8 May 1919, cause, date, and place unknown. However, it is also noted in his record that he died of "inflammation of [the] lungs" (pneumonia) as the Prisoner of War Hospital, Montignay, France on 28 June 1918. He is listed as "Died of disease, Germany x France, 28/6/18" in the Roll of Honour.

    Died as a POW (POWs were virtually unknown in the First World War).

    His mother was sent a British Commonwealth Memorial Plaque and Scroll. AWMM
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  • Matenga
    28 Pipiri 1918 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France AWMM I.I.2. AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    War Memorial at Takaka Public - Peter - Researcher - 21 October 2017 - on site

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Herbert Vivian Edmondson mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Herbert Vivian Edmondson

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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  • In memory of Bertie cousin of my late mother (Ivy -nee-Shute). who spoke fondly of you and past onto me the photo postcard of you in uniform. Thank you and all the other servicemen and women who fought so hard to give us freedom.
    Public - Lynn Annette - Other Relative - 27 Paengawhāwhā 2015

Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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Ngā ingoa tuatahiTauwāhiWhanaungatangaWhakapā
21 Whiringa ā-nuku 2017PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
27 Paengawhāwhā 2015Lynn AnnetteLevin, NewZealandOther Relative

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