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Henry John Gracie

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 62), Page: 29 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry John AWMM
  • Surname
    Gracie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 47135 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 March 1887 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Gracie (mother), Heaton Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 47135 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Printer/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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      146 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Embarked Wellington, 26 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917.
      Proceeded overseas to France, 7 December 1917; joined 3rd Bn, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, in the field, 26 January 1918, and posted to D Company.
      Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 18 July 1918 (trench fever); transferred same day to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 21 July 1918; to England, 8 august 1918, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 9 August 1918; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 27 August 1918; discharged to duty, 19 October 1918.
      Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HT 'Briton', 24 December 1918; arrived New Zealand, 29 January 1919; discharged, 26 February 1919.
      Total war service: 2 years 14 days (of which 1 year 279 days was abroad)

      Parents: William James (b. Waiuku) and Emma (b. Brighton, Sussex, England) Gracie AWMM
    • He married Dorothy May Geary and they lived in Christchurch. They had 1 son and 1 daughter, Alastair Henry and Patricia May. Henry worked for The Timaru Herald, The Lyttelton Times and The Christchurch Star as a Printer (Compositor) after the war. He was a keen Hockey player in his younger days in South Canterbury along with his brothers. He was very good at Miniature Rifle Shooting and did this for the Christchurch Memorial RSA. Also keen lawn bowls player for Edgeware Bowling Club in Christchurch. He died 11 December 1968 aged 81 and his Ashes are interred along side his wife and son at the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch. Public - Gregory - Direct descendant - 26 January 2020 - Family History, Papers Past and Cemetery Records
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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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26 January 2020Gregory ChristchurchDirect descendant

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