COXHEAD, Edward Frederick
(Service number 11624)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Sapper|
|Date||31 July 1892||Place of Birth||Invercargill|
|Address at Enlistment||250 Armagh Street, Christchurch|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Edward COXHEAD (father), care of Briscoe and Co. (Limited), Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||12th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry attalion, C Company|
|Date||1 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Engineers|
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
Wounded 16 September 1916 at the Somme.
|Date||17 January 1922||Age||29 years|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Acute mania and heart failure due to shell shock.|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 2, Plot 174|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Edward Frederick Coxhead was the second child and eldest son of Edward and Barbara Hay (née Fletcher) Coxhead. In 1889 Edward and his elder sister Elsie entered Timaru South School. The family returned to Invercargill at the end of 1899 before coming back to Timaru in early 1902. E. F. Coxhead returned to New Zealand in early March 1918. Two brothers, Cyril and Norman, also served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 December 2017]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [26 December 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 December 2017]; New Zealand Herald, 7 October 1916, Sun, 4 March 1918 (Papers Past) [24 & 27 December 2017]
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