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George Lauder

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 28), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 28), Page: 25 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Lauder AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/2093 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Lauder (mother), Jackson Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/2093 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 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • George Lauder was born 12th November 1890 at Riverton Hospital, Southland, the son of George Wedge and Elizabeth Cossgrove.
    Elizabeth Wedge was pregnant when her husband died of pneumonia at age 30 leaving Elizabeth a widow with two small daughters, Bessie age 4 and Annie age 3. The baby, named George James Petrie Wedge was born 4 weeks after his father’s death. In 1893 Elizabeth Wedge married second husband Archibald Lauder and young George later changed his surname to Lauder to acknowledge the role that Archie had played in his life.
    George worked as a carpenter prior to enlisting. During WW1 George served as a Sapper in No 2 Company, New Zealand Field Engineers. While in England he met and married on 4th January 1919, Florence Annie Horlock of Wiltshire. Annie embarked on the “Athenic” from Plymouth for the voyage to New Zealand. George and Florence had four children who carried on the Lauder surname.

    George Lauder died 21st December 1961. At the time of his death he worked as a cabinet maker. George is buried at Andersons Bay Cemetery Dunedin, Block 28S Plot 6. Public - Lesley - Other Relative - 8 May 2015 - Family Oral History; NZ Defence Forces Personnel File. George Lauder is older half-sibling of Oliver Stewart Lauder killed Battle of Messines Ridge 1917
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About death

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  • Death
    21 December 1961 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 28S, Plot 6 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      28: 25 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
23 June 2015FizaNew ZealandOther Relative
08 May 2015LesleyInvercargill, New ZealandOther Relative

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