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Eric Cecil Irving

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eric Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    Irving AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1889 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of Robinson, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Allan Edward Irving, Nihoniho, via Ongarue, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/624 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Captain Edward William and Sarah Isabella Irving (née Gardiner), Bay of Islands.

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains a telegram and press cuttings relating to Irving's death at Gallipoli. [Ref. MS 2002/224] AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private Eric Cecil Irving, reported to have been killed in action, was the son of the late Captain Irving, of the Bay of Islands. He joined the main body of the expeditionary force in Wellington. He was 23 years of age, and spent his school days in the North, afterwards following farming pursuits in the Wellington district. [Source: Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21] AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 358 AWMM
    • Moncur, Patrick. Papers relating to war service of Eric Cecil Irving, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/224. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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10 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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