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Harold Hallenstein Fels

Portrait of Gunner Harold Fels. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 121976
Portrait of Gunner Harold Fels. Image sourced from Imperial … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Hallenstein AWMM
  • Surname
    Fels AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    2/2407 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Jewish AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1891 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 13 May 1891 New Zealand War Graves Project DunedinOtago New Zealand War Graves Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 84 London Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Fels (father), 84 London Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2/2407 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    4 October 1917 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

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    • Son of Willie and Sara E. Fels, of 84 London Street, Dunedin.

      Previously employed as Clerk by Hallenstein Brothers, Dunedin AWMM
    • Son of Willi and Sara Elizabeth Fels, of 84 London Street, Dunedin. Public - Moira - Researcher - 29 April 2015 - Title: Willi Fels, C.M.G., 1858-1946.
      Author: Skinner, H. D. (Henry Devenish), b. 1887.


About death

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  • Death
    4 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM L.15. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Gunner Harold H. Fels, reported killed in action, was the only son of Mr. W. Fels, managing director of Hallenstein Bros., and grandson of the late Mr. Bendix Hallenstein. Born in Dunedin in 1891, he was educated at the Dunedin and Waitaki Boys’ High Schools, and was for five years engaged in the company's Dunedin warehouse. He was a keen member of the B Battery for some years before war broke out. He left with the eighteenth reinforcements. He was reported wounded twice. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 225 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 1 November 1917, p. 22. 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • NZWGT: Information supplied by the New Zealand War Graves Trust as part of the New Zealand War Graves project. This project was established in 2006 to record in text and photographs the 31,758 New Zealanders who have been identifed as serving with New Zealand or Allied forces, and who died in conflicts from the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) up to the present day and in peacekeeping operations. AWMM


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29 April 2015MoiraDunedin , New ZealandResearcher