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Edward Henry Turner Kibblewhite

Portrait of Lieutenant Edward Henry Turner Kibblewhite, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1655 14. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Lieutenant Edward Henry Turner Kibblewhite, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 4 / F1655 1 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Henry Turner AWMM
  • Surname
    Kibblewhite AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/960 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1884 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 77 Outram Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Rosetta Kibblewhite, care of G. Garard, 64 Read Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      22 September 1916 AWMM
      For Conspicuous bravery. During the night of 8th July 1916 the enemy made a determined raid against the Mushroom, which was held by the 1st Canterburys. An intense bombardment preceded the raid, which inflicted serious casualties - the two infantry officers in charge of the Mushroom were both killed. Lieut. E.H.T. Kibblewhite, who was in command of the machine gun section in the Mushroom, quickly realising what had happened, collected his gunners and bombers, and led them forward. He rallied those of the Canterburys that were left, and with the utmost gallantry led an attack which drove out the raiding party. This raid had been carefully planned by the enemy and was intended to penetrate some depth into our trenches. Kibblewhite's prompt and gallant action prevented this, and won for him the Corps' first Military Cross in France.' (From 'With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine : being the Official History of the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps' by J.H. Luxford. London Gazette. AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    He attended Waitaki Boys HIgh School in 1916-17 Public - Lucas - Researcher - 7 April 2022 - School Magazine, 1917
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Rosetta B. Kibblewhite, of 64, Reed Street, Oamaru. Born at Sibi, Baluchistan, India. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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



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  • Memorial name
    Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
01 July 2023Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
27 October 2022NormHavelock North NZResearcher
07 April 2022LucasOamaruResearcher

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