ELDER, Paul Austin
(Service number 23/22)
|First Rank||Second Lieutenant||Last Rank||Captain|
|Date||6 October 1893||Place of Birth||Wellington|
|Date||24 December 1914||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||Waihi School, Winchester|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Elder (mother), 66 Aurora Tce, Wellington|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 June 1972||Age||79|
|Place of Death||Masterton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Masterton Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Area plan III, Row 12, Plot PAE|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Austin Alison and Josephine Neville Elder nee O'Meara.
Paul served in Egypt, sailing for France on 16 April 1916. He served on the Somme in 1916, Messine in 1917, and again at the Somme in 1918. During this time he was wounded four times.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); NZ Births, Deaths, and Marirages at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/; Archives New Zealand
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