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Edwin Tanner Sherriff

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 26), Page: 6 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 26), Page: 6 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Tanner AWMM
  • Surname
    Sherriff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Edwin Thomas AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/2122 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 February 1895 Military Personnel file Military Personnel file; BDM, births
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 19 November 1915 AWMM Leith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E. Sherriff (mother), Leith Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/2122 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 19 November 1915 Military Personnel file
    Age 21 AWMM
    Farm labourer/Civilian Military Personnel file
  • 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
    • 12 August 1916 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Debility, admitted Casualty Clearing Station, Kantara. Transferred 31st Gen. Port Said AWMM
    • 23 August 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Kicked by a horse in leg, admitted, 24th Stationery Kantara; admitted 27th General fractured left femur AWMM
    • 12 November 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to New Zealand aboard the Wiltshire AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 23 March 1918 AWMM
    No longer physically for for war service on account of injuries sustained in active service. AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    Canterbury Mounted Rifles AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Elizabeth Sherriff (nee Rankin) and Robert Sherriff. Husband of Matilda Sophia Sherriff, married 1919. Family source.

    Edwin attested as Edwin Tanner Sherriff but his name was incorrectly entered as Edwin Thomas on the Service Record history sheet and subsequently the embarkation Nominal Roll. His service record was corrected and other later military documents name him correctly.

    Territorial at the time of enlistment he was serving with the 4th Regiment, B Company. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 April 1952 Military Personnel file; BDM, deaths
    HokitikaWest Coast BDM, deaths
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hokitika Cemetery, Seaview, Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM Block 31 Plot 429 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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