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Henry Marshall Davies

  • Service number
    • 20891 AWMM
    • NZ402924 AWMM
  • Also known as
    AKA Henry Martial Davies (real name: David Adamson) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Air Force AWMM
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: NZ Maori Pioneer Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
Gravestone at Waikumete Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees August 2013 - This image may be subject to copyright

Gravestone at Waikumete Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees August 2013 - This image may be subject to …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Marshall AWMM
  • Surname
    Davies AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    AKA Henry Martial Davies (real name: David Adamson) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 20891 AWMM
    • NZ402924 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    12 April 1888 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Tokaanu, Taupo, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of James Allan & Edith Mary Adamson (birth parents)
    whangai child of Roland Charles Davies Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Te Kuiti Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Roland Charles Davies (father), care of R. Davies, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1911 married Lucy Elizabeth Forrest (using the name David Adamson)
    married Rangitopeora CHASE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      London Gazette 18.1.1919 AWMM
    • British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      The Meritorious Service Medal - awarded Jan 1919 in recognition of valuable services rendered the Armies in France & Flanders
      1939-1945 War Medal
      NZ War Service Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • 2 August 1916 at Narrow Neck Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    28yrs 3mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WWI: Corporal
    WWII: L.A.C. (Leading air cadet) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 January 1951 AWMM
    Age 58 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery , Auckland Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 20 March 2016 - Auckland Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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