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Harold Varnham

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 23 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 37), Page: 23 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Varnham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15810 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1897 Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers. family tree
  • Place of birth
    Masterton Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers; family tree
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Akatarawa, Upper Hutt Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers; family tree
  • Post war occupation
    Dental Technician Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs H.R. Varnham (mother), Akatarawa, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs M.R. Varnham Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers; family tree
  • Relationship status
    First cousin, twice removed. Public - David - Other Relative - 16 September 2015 - Family papers. family tree

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15810 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian 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
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Loss right leg and G.S.W. left leg and thigh. Damage to soft parts Pension: 40/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Koputaroa AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • My father Harry Varnham was badly wounded at Le Quesnoy and soon afterwards was operated on and had one leg amputated. He had previously been injured on the Western Front and had spent at least a year recovering from gangrene at the NZ soldiers hospital at Waltham-on-Thames. Like many men, he was sent back to France late in 1918. He never recovered from the war, suffered depressive episodes throughout his life, and committed suicide in 1970. My sister and I remember him as a kind but troubled father who found consolation in being with other 'diggers' at the Wellington RSA. While war heroes are praised and the dead commemorated, the walking wounded like our father receive little attention in official histories.
    Public - Mary - Child - 23 November 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The ulima-roarer : a collection of wails & fishy stories, etc., from the Indian Ocean. (1916). [Indian Ocean]: [15th Reinforcements]. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      37: 23 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM

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23 November 2018MaryWellingtonChild
16 September 2015DavidAustraliaOther Relative
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