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Aubrey Glanville Akroyd

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 49), Page: 9 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Aubrey Glanville AWMM
  • Surname
    Akroyd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 30152 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 6th July 1896 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of William Edward & Emily Harriett AKROYD of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    104 Ballance Street, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.H. Akroyd (mother), 104 Ballance Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1937 Aubrey Glanville AKROYD m. Norma Theila PASLEY Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023 - NZ BDM Marriage Records


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 30152 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      London Gazette 16/01/1918 AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Poverty Bay Herald 21 July 1920
      In the course of a letter to his mother, Mr. Aubrey G. Akroyd writes from King George Hospital, Rotorua, under date of July 5th : — "On Saturday we got word, that General Birdwood would be arriving by car from Taupo and Napier so the boys went some of the way down the road and held a rope across the road to stop the car. The acting-matron of the hospital gave Lady Birdwood a bouquet ; and then the boys tied a rope on to the front axle of the car, and pulled it to the Grand Hotel. On Sunday morning the General came up to see the boys at the hospital. After going through the wards he went to the gymnasium, where all the 'up' patients were assembled. After the Colonel had introduced the General, the adjutant stood up and read, 'Private A. G. Akroyd.' Then followed that rigmarole that was in the paper, and then the General pinned the D.C.M. on me. I've got nothing against the Prince, but I am glad that I had the medal from 'Birdie,' instead of the Prince. The general made a very nice speech — a lot about the D.C.M. being the best medal one can get. 'Birdie' had a launch trip in the afternoon. I had several chats with the general, also with his wife and kiddy. They are all most unaffected and nice to the 'diggers'. Public - Paul John - Other relative - 4 October 2023 -

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Reporter/Civilian AWMM
  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • Aubrey Glanville AKROYD died 28th September 1963 and was buried in the Hamilton Park Cemetery, HAMILTON - PLOT: HPC-RSA-02-129
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 November 2023



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 9 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 January 2024Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
04 October 2023Paul JohnAucklandOther relative

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