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Edward Matthew Jenson

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 368 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 368 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Matthew AWMM
  • Surname
    Jenson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jensen AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/809 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1892 AWMM AWMM
    • 21 November 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ChristchurchCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Railway, Waipukurau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Edward Jenson (father), Whakatu, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/809 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 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      162 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edward Jenson was the son of Edward and Ada Amelia (or Mary) Jensen of Whakatu, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

    Brothers William Frederick Jensen (27906) and Edward Matthew Jenson (24/809) were killed in WW1.

    Surname is spelled as Jensen and Jenson. Listed as Jenson by BDM and by Archway

    War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Embarked Wellington, 10 October 1915; disembarked Egypt, 18 November 1915.
    Joined Western Frontier Force, 21 November 1915 (Senussi uprising).
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France,, 6 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 21 June 1916 (pediculosis); discharged to and rejoined unit, 22 June 1916.
    Found guilty, 5 November 1916, of being absent without leave from billet at 10.15 pm: forfeited 5 days' pay.Found guilty, 28 November 1916, of smoking on the line of march: forfeited 4 days' pay.
    Killed in action, 30 December 1916.

    Parents: Edward and Ada Mary Jenson, Whakatu, Hawke's Bay AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 December 1916 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France AWMM K 10 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Woodville War Memorial, Fountaine Square, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM

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