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Norman Arthur Forde

1/4 portrait of Private Forde, 22nd Reinforcements, probably Private Norman Arthur Forde, Reg no. 38679, 22nd Reinforcements - E Company, killed in action, 3/10/1917, France (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-F2595. No known copyright.

1/4 portrait of Private Forde, 22nd Reinforcements, probably Private Norman Arthur Forde, Reg no. 38 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Forde AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 38679 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    F.H. Forde (father), St Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 38679 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 Mechanic/Military 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" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hamilton Forde, of Auckland

    Attended St John's College (1905-10).

    Brother of Gunner Hugh Douglas Forde (13505), who died of wounds on 26 October 1917, in France.

    Embarked Wellington, 12 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 May 1917, and marched in to Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1917; joined 1st Bn, Wellington Infantry Regiment, in the field, 26 June 1917.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 24 July 1917 (sprained left ankle: accidental injury, soldier in no way to blame; 'the disability is of a trivial nature'); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 3 August 1917.
    Killed in action, Belgium, 3 October 1917.

    Parents: Mr & Mrs Frederick Hamilton Forde, Auckland

    Parents: Frederick Hamilton and Dorothy FORDE (both b. New Zealand) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    20 years Public - Karen - Other relative - 8 March 2016 - family records
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Norman was born 24 January 1897 in NSW Australia
    He signed up to go to war as his brother Hugh had done so.
    He was under age and gave his life so we may be free
    Lest we forget. Public - Karen - Other relative - 8 March 2016 - family records
    may be viewed in personal id number for searching K63J-KCK or
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 August 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
08 March 2016KarenRotorua, New ZealandOther relative
21 May 2015GlennKaroriResearcher

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