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Harold Harding

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Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Harding AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14/41 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Alfred Ernest Harding (father), Mangawhare, Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14/41 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 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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  • Son of Alfred Ernest and Margaret Harding, of Aoroa, Dargaville.

    "Having decided upon a farming career, went on from here to Lincoln Agricultural College. He enlisted in time to leave with the Main Body in October, and took part in the landing at Gallipoli on April 25th. He was seen to fall shortly afterwards, but his body was never recovered. The following January he was officially declared missing and believed to be killed." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Private Harold Harding was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He has no known grave, but is commemorated at Lone Pine. A kauri tree was planted in his memory in the family burial plot in Dargaville, presumably about 1915, though there is no recorded date for the planting of the tree. There are 2 kauri in this family plot planted for two lost at war AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Memorial tree, kauri and memorial plaque, in the family burial plot, Dargaville AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I have just got the WW1 diary of my grandfather and there is an entry which mentions an enjoyable evening out in Cairo to the movies with Harold Harding & Con Ballot - sadly I noted that Harold Harding was killed in action on 25 April 1915. I am happy to provide a copy of the entry of that day to anyone doing a family history.

    Please contact the Online Cenotaph team for contact details.
    Public - Gail - Researcher - 22 June 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 302 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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22 June 2018GailNew ZealandResearcher
01 September 2016EunjuChristchurch, NZOther
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