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Edgar Henry Garland

World War I soldier Lieutenant E H Garland, in military uniform. Ref: 1/1-013965-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22502120

World War I soldier Lieutenant E H Garland, in military uniform. Ref: 1/1-013965-G. Alexander Turnbu …


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    • Edgar Henry AWMM
    • Edgar Henry Public - Victoria - 28 April 2015 - Alexander Turnbull Library (2015) Retrieved from
  • Surname
    Garland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    E.H. AWMM
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 F.L. Garland, 78 Oriental Bay, Wellington AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Royal Aero Club Cert. No.: 3583 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW1 POW - Karlsruhe, Baden, A short sketch of the work of the New Zealand Prisoners of War Department in London and of other undertakings connected with the war; 1917
      Offizier Gefangenelager AWMM
    • WW1 POW - Karlsruhe, Baden, AWMM
      19 September 1917 AWMM
    • WW1 POW - Holzminden, Holzminden, Lower Saxony, Germany Horowhenua Chronicle , 14 September 1918, Page 4
      22 August 1917 AWMM
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    WW1 Prisoner of War now repatriated and in London AWMM
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  • Flying School, Auckland, New Zealand. Attained Lieutenant 1 April 1918.

    Garland received his training at Kohimarama Fly School in 1916.

    Partial Military Personnel File requests that Lieut. Garland be "adopted" by the New Zealand committee.

    "It will be remembered that Flight-Lieutenant Garland, while flying at a height of 19,000ft, was obliged to make a forced landing at Ostend and was interned on 22nd August, 1917. He attempted and escape from the camp five months ago, but was recaptured, and given two month's solitary confinement for his offence, with the loss of certain privileges...Flight Lieutenant Garland went through twenty-four flights over the German lines" (Internee in Germany. Horowhenua Chronicle , 14 September 1918, Page 4).

    Regarded by the German War Office as one of the most dangerous and elusive of the British officers. He attempted to escape eight times from German Prisoner of War camps (Remarkable Careers, Dominion, 14 May 1919). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1973 AWMM
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  • Further note..Edgar's son Adrian became a pilot as did his Grandson Neil,and it looks as if Tom,Neil's son may carry on the tradition.
    Public - Sheila - Other relative - 10 December 2018



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Cook, J. (2013). The real great escape: the story of the First World War's most daring mass breakout. North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Vintage. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      43: 21 AWMM
    • Fielding Star AWMM
      AVIATORS. Feilding Star, Volume XII, Issue 3045, 15 September 1916, Page 4 AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      KOHIMARAMA FLYING SCHOOL. Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 69, 21 March 1917, Page 8 AWMM
    • Horowhenua Chronicle AWMM
      INTERNEE IN GERMANY. Horowhenua Chronicle , 14 September 1918, Page 4 AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      FLYING IN AUCKLAND. Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 52, 1 March 1917, Page 6 AWMM
    • The Dominion AWMM
      REMARKABLE CAREER Dominion, Volume 12, Issue 196, 14 May 1919, Page 3 AWMM
    • Daley, Caroline. Leisure and Pleasure : Reshaping and Revealing the New Zealand Body 1900-1960, Auckland University Press, 2013. AWMM


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10 December 2018SheilaBosham,Nr.Chichester.West Sussex.EnglandOther relative
29 April 2015VictoriaWellingtonOther

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