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George Sissmore Lavie

Portrait, full-length, George Lavie (6/2895 ), 2nd Lieutenant, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company, 7th Reinforcements, ca. 1915 (kindly provided by Elizabeth Lancaster (granddaughter)) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, full-length, George Lavie (6/2895 ), 2nd Lieutenant, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Compa …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Sissmore AWMM
  • Surname
    Lavie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2895 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1883 AWMM Ceylon AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 1915 AWMM 91 Fendalton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E.J. Lavie (wife), 91 Fendalton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/2895 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    School of Instruction, Zeitoun, Machine Gun Class, Course 11, 1916 AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1915 AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry G. Lavie

    Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Jessie Lavie, of Devonport, father of Philip Henry George La Vie and Gwendoline La Vie

    Disembarked Suez 18 November 1915

    Posted to 2nd Battalion Canterbury 1 October 1915

    Posted to 2nd Battalion Canterbury, Moascar 1 March 1916

    Promoted Lieutenant, Moascar 1 March 1916

    Posted to 2nd New Zealand Infantry Brigade Training and seconded from Unit whilst so employed, Moascar 13 April 1916

    Embarked on Kinfaun's Castle for France at Port Said 13 April 1916

    Ceased to perform duty with Training Unit and is again taken on strength of former Unit, Ismailia 13 April 1916

    Attached to strength of New Zealand Infantry Base Depot, Etaples 24 April 1916

    Rejoined Unit, Armentieres, 18 May 1916

    Killed in action, France 11 June 1916

    Buried Cite Bonjean cemetery

    Confirmed attached to 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, and 2nd Army General Headquarters List 14 June 1916.

    A memorial service was held at All saint's Church.

    His wife was prominent in the Red Cross in Christchurch

    A letter dated 4th September 1916 was sent by Base Records, Wellington to his wife, in Christchurch with details of his service.

    His son, Philip and family changed their name to the spelling La Vie AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 June 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM II. A. 41 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Sumner Ripples, 1 July 1916 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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