PAUL, Henry Shields
(Service number 12/1859)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Tauhie, Morrinsville, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs William Anderson (sister), Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Infantry Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||8 August 1915||Age||35|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Memorial Reference||Panel 11|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
Son of Andrew and Jessie Paul, of Waimate, South Canterbury.
A descendant, Lester Paul, recounted that as far as the family knew Henry Paul didn’t have a sister (as listed for his enlistment NOK), but they understand this may have been false as Henry enlisted without telling his family. Other documents give Henry's brother, William Gardener Paul, as his NOK. In later years (the 1960s?) Henry’s ‘Dead man’s Penny’ was returned to the family after it was brought to light by an unrelated pupil in a school classroom. The pupil’s family had previously found it in their garden.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20799592; SCRoll submission from L Paul (hardcopy and personal discussion with T Rippin), 9 January 2015
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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG
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