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Eric Henry Astley

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Astley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/4A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
    27 May 1894 Public - Carol - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Place of birth
    Mount Albert Public - Carol - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Family papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr John Edward Astley (father), Hobson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/4A AWMM
  • Military service
    3rd Auckland Regiment, discharged when he left for study in England AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 9 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      very fair AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eric Astley was the son of John Edward and Katrina Elizabeth Astley, of Hobson St., Auckland.

    Enlisted in London, October 1914 with the British Section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Transferred 28 December 1914 to New Zealand Engineers.

    His uncle, Malcolm Astley (4/3A), also served in World War 1.

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1915 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial bequest, painting AWMM
    • Mount Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM
    • Mount Albert Methodist Church, 831 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Mount Albert Methodist Church, 831 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025 AWMM

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  • Seeing my great Uncle's name on the Auckland Museum wall today made me feel both proud and sad. He gave his life so that my family and I could enjoy the freedom we have today. I feel honored to be related to this brave young man. Tony Ruddick 25th January 2015
    Public - Anthony - Other Relative - 25 January 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1915, Second term. p.15 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: 1915 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. 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

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
06 April 2015CarolWaikato, New ZealandOther Relative
25 January 2015AnthonyMelbourne AustraliaOther Relative
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