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Bret Rowland George

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Portrait of Private Bret George in formal dress. Image kindly provided by Elizabeth Lorimer (April 2018). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Bret George in formal dress. Image kindly provided by Elizabeth Lorimer (April 2 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bret Rowland AWMM
  • Surname
    George AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 46332 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 December 1884 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Princes Street, Onehunga AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. George (father), Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 46332 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 Grocer/Civilian 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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    • Bret George was the son of John and Lillie George, of Otway Estate, Waihou, Te Aroha, Piako, New Zealand.

      He was the second youngest child and much loved by his three sisters.He drew and was in the choir.

      He was a grocer at Manukau Stores, Trafalgar Street, Onehunga in his brother-in-law's shop. AWMM
    • Elizabeth George was know as Lillian. The famiy farm at Te Aroha was owned by her. Public - Breta Elizabeth Elsie - Other relative - 18 April 2018 - Oral history given by Breta, April 2018.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France AWMM I. N. 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Onehunga War Memorial Swimming Pool, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Onehunga Arch of Remembrance, Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road), Park Gardens, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 April 2018Breta Elizabeth ElsieOnehunga, Auckland New ZealandOther relative

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