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Henry Edmund Growcott

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright res … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Growcott AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32162 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 August 1894 AWMM RossWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C. Growcott (father), Rimu, Hokitika, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 32162 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 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
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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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  • Henry Growcott was the son of Charles and Ada Langley Growcott, of Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

    Educated at Woodstock School Reg no 406 Admission date 7 Aug 1899 last day 20 Dec 1906. (Public Source: Diane McNair)

    Worked as a Storeman and Driver (1910). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    MessinesBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II. G. 11 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    HOKITIKA NOTES
    The sad news was received yesterday that Private H E Growcott second son of Mr and Mrs Charles Growcott, of Rimu, was killed in action in France on May 31st. Deceased listed in the Otago Infantry. he was about 24 years of age and was for some years employed by Mr I Ford, butcher, Kaniere. He was well-known and highly respected throughout the district and the sympathy of the community will be extended to the bereaved relatives.
    Name engraved on Cenotaph in Havelock North. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Hastings Memorial Roll of Honour 1914-1919 War AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Timaru Herald AWMM
      Volume CVI, Issue 16261, 14 June 1917, Page 7 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      45: 26 AWMM
    • North Otago Times AWMM
      Volume CV, Issue 13906, 14 June 1917, Page 7 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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