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Seffried Charles Irons

Postcard of studio portrait of Seffried Charles Irons (s/n 21583) sitting between two boys; his future brothers' in law, taken about November 1916. Image kindly provided by Amanda Kerby. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Postcard of studio portrait of Seffried Charles Irons (s/n 21583) sitting between two boys; his futu …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Seffried Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Irons AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alfred AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21583 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 December 1882 Military Personnel file EnglandUnited Kingdom Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre May 1916 AWMM 75 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Canterbury, new Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 W.E. Irons (brother), 75 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 21583 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 3 May 1916 Military Personnel file Pastry cook/Civilian Military Personnel file
  • 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

Biographical information

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  • Posted to Grantham after Sling December 1916, he was appointed with duties Cook January 1916.

    He proceeded overseas 17 October 1917, then was posted to Strength No. 5 Company 28 October 1917.

    He returned to England in 1918, took leave and married in Grantham 24 December 1918.

    Named incorrectly as Alfred on the Cemetery record. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    28 June 1939 BDM, deaths; Military Personnel file
    ChristchurchCanterbury Military personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bromley Cemetery, corner of Keighleys and Linwood Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Block 3B RSA AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
18 March 2018AmandaChristchurch, New ZealandOther relative
06 May 2015Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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