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HAAR, Conrad James
(Service number 80075)

Aliases
First Rank Private Last Rank Rifleman

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Flax dresser
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs E C HAAR (wife), Albert Terrace, Winchester, Canterbury
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 41st Reinforcements F Company
Date 27 July 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Reserve)

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 7 November 1918 Age 28 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Died of disease
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Memorial Reference 4. A. 10.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; St Joseph's Church Temuka Memorial; Winchester School Memorial 

Biographical Notes

Son of Conrad & Mary Ann Elizabeth (nee COUGHLAN) HAAR, of Winchester. Brother of George Frederic & Johann Diedrich who also served in WWI. Conrad's name is inscribed on the Winchester War Memorial which was unveiled in a touching ceremony on 23 May 1920. The proceedings opened with the Lord's Prayer, followed by the singing of the hymn "Lead Kindly Light" and the laying of wreathes by the school children as the names were read. Several tributes were paid to these brave men who had given their lives in order that others might live in peace. In July 1920 at the largest gathering ever seen in the Victoria Hall, Winchester, when district soldiers were welcomed home and presented with medals, those who had made the supreme sacrifice were remembered by the presentation of certificates to their next-of-kin - Conrad was one of these men.

Sources

Cenotaph Database [09 October 2013]; CWGC [09 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 24 May 1920, 19 July 1920 (Papers Past) {13 July 2014]

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