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Edgar Arthur Tyler

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 21 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 69), Page: 21 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edgar Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Tyler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 54617 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.W. Tyler (mother), 268 Park Street, Newtown, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 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 54617 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 Sawmill hand/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' 7" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      154 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waitemata' 14 July 1917; transshipped to HMT 'Norman', 28 August 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 24 September 1917; marched in to NZ Rifle Brigade Reserve, Brocton, 27 September 1917.
    Admitted to Military Hospital, Rugeley, 23 November 1917 (measles); discharged to duty, 1 December 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; joined No 2 NZ Entrenching Bn, in the field, 29 March 1918.
    Reported missing, 12-19 April 1918.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 19 May 1918, concluded fate to be 'Missing, believe Prisoner'.
    Prisoner of War, Germany, 16 April-30 November 1918.
    Arrived London, 10 December 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 25 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 11 April 1919.
    War service: 1 year 346 days (of which 1 year 237 days was abroad)

    Parents: Edgar William and Florence Isabel TYLER (both b. Tasmania, Australia) AWMM
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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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  • Memorial name

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      69: 21 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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