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George William Heslop

Private George William Heslop (1877-1917), NZEF Service # 44582. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 96973

Private George William Heslop (1877-1917), NZEF Service # 44582. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Stu …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George William AWMM
  • Surname
    Heslop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 44582 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 September 1877 AWMM AorereTasman AWMM
    Aorere, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Heslop (mother), Rockville, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 44582 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Sling Camp, England AWMM
    • Bayinghem AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 October 1916 AWMM Farmer/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • On 5 September 1917 left for France where he joined the 2 Battalion, Canterbury Regiment.

    "On 24 September orders were given to move the next day to the front line near Passchendaele. After days of marching and travel by motorbus the Battalion arrived at the old German Front line at Wieltje, two miles northeast of Ypres. Heslop was involved in the attempt to capture the Gravenstafel and Abraham Heights spur on 12 October. During the attack Heslop was injured, with gunshot wounds to his left arm and shoulder." (Church, p.184)

    Heslop was evacuated to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 16 Ocotber 1917. He died a week later. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 4, Grave 3 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Collingwood War Memorial AWMM

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22 September 2018JulianaAucklandResearcher
14 July 2015robynNelsonResearcher

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