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George Herbert Battersby

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HMNZT 65 - Pakeha : the journal of the Seventeenth Reinforcem...M.N.Z. Transport 65 (S.S."Pakeha"). Pilling, E.G. (Ewen George), editor. McGhie, J.G. (John Gordon), editor. Bell, R.B. (Robert Brown), editor. -- At sea : Officers and men, 17th Reinforcements : 1916. No Known Copyright Restrictions.

HMNZT 65 - Pakeha : the journal of the Seventeenth Reinforcem...M.N.Z. Transport 65 (S.S."Pakeha"). …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Battersby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bert AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21179 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 April 1896 AWMM AlbanyNorth Shore City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 3 May 1916 AWMM Albany, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 George Battersby (father), Post-office, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 23 September 1916 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21179 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 5 years Auckland Grammar School Cadet AWMM
    • 2 Years NZ Territorial AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when regardless of the heavy fire he was under he skillfully handled his machine gun as to inflict heavy losses on the enemy at 1000 yards range then making for attack. Later he accounted for 5 enemy machine guns which attempted to come into action on his immediate front; and his contempt for danger was marked throughout the day. Date granted 14 May 1918. London Gazette 03/09/1918 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Machine Gun training Grantham, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 3 May 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Student/Civilian AWMM
    TrenthamUpper Hutt 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded Messines, France 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Hospitalised Grantham AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Attained 2nd Lieutenant supernumerary to establishment 7 October 1918; attained temporary rank of Captain, Grade I Instructor, NZEF Education 18 January 1919, relinquished post 20 November 1919

    Married Cecily Bingley in England, 1922

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 July 1973 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    St David's Church, 68 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 AWMM

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  • We will remember them
    Public - LESLEY - Researcher - 29 March 2017
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  • Remembered with respect
    Public - Leonie - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 24 AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. 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. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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29 March 2017LESLEYAUCKLAND 0630Researcher
20 April 2015LeonieAuckland, NZOther Relative

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