CROSS, Henry Herbert
(Service number 6/2588)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 9 May 1896 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Maungati, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs R Cross (mother) Maungati, TImaru
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport HMNZT 27, 28,Willochra, Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion, 2nd Battalion

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 8 June 1917 Age 21
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial, Messines Ridge, British Cemetery, Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka War Memorial; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

son of Robert and Mary Cross, Geraldine


Cenotaph [20 October 2014]

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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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