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Aliases Harry
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 1886 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. Caswell (father), Albury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body; NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles; 10 Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 16/10/1914; 4/3/1916
Transport Tahiti or Athenic; Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Lyttelton; Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 February 1965 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

In 1910 Henry cycled in a race from Timaru to Christchurch. In 1914, prior to enlisting, he was a member of the McKenzie Country Collie Club.

After the war, Henry married Wilhelmina McKay, a widow, in 1930. Henry and Wilhelmina are mentioned in Peter Newman's book "10,000 horses". Henry died on 2 February 1965.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (October 2014); SCroll web submission by J Caswell, 25 February 2018 & 12 March 2021

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