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Percival Beaumont Greenhough

1/4 length portrait of Captain Percival Beaumont Greenhough 2/832. He is wearing the New Zealand Volunteer Service Medal and the Volunteer Long Service Medal. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-68145.

1/4 length portrait of Captain Percival Beaumont Greenhough 2/832. He is wearing the New Zealand Vol …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percival Beaumont AWMM
  • Surname
    Greenhough AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Greenhaugh AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/832 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1872 Military Personnel file EnglandUnited Kingdom Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 16 November 1914 AWMM Lillington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Manager/Civilian AWMM
    Defiance Factory in Newton AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs P.B. Greenhough (wife), Lillington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married to Florence Mabel Dennis and had two children, Harry Percival Greenhough born May 1902 and Zoe Frances Rowney born May 1912. AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/832 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 November 1914 AWMM Clothing Manufacturer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 4 July 1915 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Contracted grasto-enteritis while in Alexandria. 19th General Hospital or Deaconness Hospital, Alexandria. AWMM
    • 6 March 1916 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Invalided back to New Zealand with Enteric fever in March 1916. AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Florence Mabel; father of Henry (Harry) Percival ( born 1902) and Zoe Francis Rowney (born 1912).

    Name is Greenhough. Surname mispelt on the Nominal Rolls, as Greenhaugh.

    Greenhough created the two volume leather-bound Auckland Provincial Roll of Honour for those who registered in the Auckland Province and died in World War One. This Roll of Honour can be viewed in the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

    Rolls of Honour at Auckland Museum
    Auckland War Memorial Museum has many Rolls of Honour in its collection. Auckland War Memorial Museum's Hall of Memories is a physical Roll of Honour - it forms part of the building itself.

    Many organisations have been digitising existing rolls and commemorating service people online. Auckland Museum's Online Cenotaph is an example of a digital Roll of Honour.

    The Auckland Roll of Honour

    In the World War One Sanctuary there are two parchment Rolls of Honour on display. They are housed in two bronze caskets. The Rolls of Honour were handwritten by Major Percival Beaumont Greenhough and include the names of those who died in the "Great War" who registered in the Auckland Province. It includes the regimental number, rank, unit and "honours the next of kin of the fallen".

    Louise Tilsley (1898-1983), a calligraphic artist, created the gold-leafed frontispieces for the books. She was also responsible for creating many illuminated addresses to Returned Servicemen. Mrs Tilsley was wife of Lieut. Col. Robert Tilsley, M.C., D.C.M.

    The caskets were designed and cast by local sculptor Richard Oliver Gross (1882-1963).
    Gross was a leading figure in the Auckland arts community and "made a major contribution to public sculpture in New Zealand between the wars" (Jock Phillips, Te Ara). His other works include the stone frieze that wraps around the Museum building and the bronze statue, 'The Athlete', on the Domain Gates.

    Auckland Museum's Documentary Heritage Collection holds the business records of the Auckland Provincial Roll of Honour Committee. This collection includes receipts and correspondence to Greenhough, Tilsley and Gross as well as correspondence between the committee and the Museum's Institute for the purchase of the volumes." Excerpt from Passau, Victoria and Robinson, Philippa. Auckland Roll of Honour. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. First published: 18 January 2016. Updated: 11 March 2016. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1933 AWMM
    Age 62 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    RSA Section, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland AWMM
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