condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
Alert!

Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

Henry Percy Pickerill

-
Officers and staff of the New Zealand Section, the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, 1918. William Henry James Poole far left; Herbert Robert Cole, back row 2nd from left. George William Thomson, back row, 4th from left. Sitting (from left): Captain J.M. Turner NZDC; Captain S.D. Rhind MC, NZMC; Sister McBeth; Major H.P. Pickerill NZMC; Sister Finlayson, Captain AMcP Marshall NZMC; Captain WS Seed NZDC. Isidor Meltzer seated cross legged. Published in Captain Rhind's memoir Plastic Facio-Maxillary Surgery). Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-2003-1-67. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
Officers and staff of the New Zealand Section, the Queen's H … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Pickerill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Henry Pervical AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2961 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    3 August 1879 AWMM HerefordHereford AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Mabel Louise Pickerill (wife), "Hazelwell", Ravensbourne, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 December 1916 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 4 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Medical practitioner AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Husband of Mabel and then from December 1934 Cecily Mary Wise Pickerill nee Clarkson (1903-1988)

    He established a medical unit for the treatment of facial and jaw injuries at No.2 New Zealand General Hospital at Walton-on-Thames. On arrival back in Dunedin in 1919, he continued the unit, and resumed his position as Dean of the Dental School at the University of Otago.

    Doctor Pickerill pioneered the use of bone, skin and fat grafting and jaw wiring in the treatment of servicemen with severe facial injuries inflicted in the trenches. (150 Alumni Heroes, The University of Otago Magazine) AWMM
Read more

Death

About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    10 August 1956 AWMM
    Upper HuttWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Dominion, 11 August 1956 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Henry Percy Pickerill by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Henry Percy Pickerill

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • H.p. Pickerill, was a great man and did so much for NZ. Our soldiers and our children also training his wife Who did so much for NZ children (see A DAme We Knew, a tribute to Dame Cecily Pickerill) B Harris. Dr HPP your ideas are being reinvented as we speak.! Causes of Dental caries today, sounds like a new event! You were first and the best n NZ. As Swee Tan has said, without our pioneers where would we be now. Sorry you were left alone on your voyage to Australia but glad seven years later you found Cecily and You and she were so good together. Beryl. H
    Public - Beryl - Researcher - 2 June 2016
  • Thank you for your incredible contribution in helping to make a difference to the lives of men injured and disfigured during WW1.
    Public - Kirsty - Other Relative - 19 April 2015

Sources

Sources

Contribute ›

Contributors

Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
02 June 2016BerylUpper huttResearcher
19 April 2015KirstyAucklandOther Relative
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.