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Edward Norman Grimwade

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Grimwade AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 18905 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Edward E. Grimwade (father), Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 January 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 18905 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 Farmer/Civilian 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward E. and Catherine Emily Grimwade, of Takapuna, Auckland.

    Brothers Leonard Richard Grimwade (12/744) and Edward Norman Grimwade (18905) were killed in WW1. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I.V.27. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    A number of letters from officers in France have been received by Mr. E. E. Grimwade, in connection with the death of his son, Lieutenant E. N. Grimwade, who succumbed to wounds on August 1. Lieutenant Grimwade left New Zealand with the twentieth reinforcements. His brother, Leonard, was killed at Gallipoli soon after the landing. Writing of the death of Lieutenant Grimwade, Lieutenant P. Williamson says:- 'When he was hit he was not on duty, but was at his own risk looking around and attending to the comfort of his men. As an officer he was beloved and respected by all who knew him.' Lieutenant F. de la Mare wrote:- 'Your son was in charge of several advanced posts. Having established himself in one, he made his way across the open to see if all was well with the non-commissioned officers in charge of the others. It was a duty under the circumstances which only a very gallant man would have attempted. He placed, as he always did, the safety and comfort of his men before his own.' Captain W. Watson wrote:- 'Your son proved himself a most gallant and courageous officer, with a supreme contempt for danger and a high regard for duty.' (Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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