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WWI 14/41 AWMM
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WW1 Unknown AWMM Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
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WW1 Alfred Ernest Harding (father), Mangawhare, Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
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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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- 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.
Public - Gail - Researcher - 22 June 2018
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- 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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