Percival Beaumont AWMM
Also known as
WWI 2/832 AWMM
1 April 1872 Military Personnel file Military Personnel file
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW1 Pre 16 November 1914 AWMM Lillington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Mrs P.B. Greenhough (wife), Lillington Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- 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
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
23 June 1933 AWMM
Age 62 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
RSA Section, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland AWMM
Roll of Honour
Remember Percival Beaumont Greenhough by laying a poppy.
Leave a note
Leave a tribute or memory of
Percival Beaumont Greenhough
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 282 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
The War Memorial: Vellum Rolls Prepared. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21301, 30 September 1932, p.10 AWMM
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Obituary: Major P. Greenhough. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21526, 24 June 1933, p.14. AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.