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Harry Espley

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 217 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 217 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry AWMM
  • Surname
    Espley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/3009 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1888 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Espley (mother), Belmont, Wellington, Shropshire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/3009 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand 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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  • Son of George and Elizabeth Jane Espley, of Belmont, Wellington, Salop, England AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Harry Espley

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  • Harry Espley was my maternal grandfather's uncle. He emigrated to NZ from the UK aged 23. I emigrated to NZ from the UK aged 25. I hope it would make Harry happy that I moved here, just as it very much saddens me that his life here was cut short. Harry's parents, my great-great-grandparents, ran a successful butcher shop in Wellington (UK) with very popular pork pies.
    Public - Lydia - Other relative - 11 November 2018
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Sources

Sources

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11 November 2018LydiaAucklandOther relative

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