HARDING, Charles Alfred
(Service number 28880)

Aliases Named as Charles Augustus HARDING in some newspaper items.
First Rank Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Christchurch
Occupation Jockey
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
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Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

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Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Training Unit

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Date 24 July 1916 Age 34 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Died from disease contracted, while training with or attached to the NZEF in New Zealand. Spinal meningitis.
Notices Press, 26 August 1916
Memorial or Cemetery Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 46, Plot 259
New Zealand Memorials 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall

Biographical Notes

Son of William Henry & Mary Ellen HARDING, of Charles Street, Linwood, Christchurch. Married; wife in New South Wales. Jockey apprenticeship in Dunedin; later rode in Australia & Canterbury. Took ill & died next day. Military funeral.


Cenotaph Database [19 November 2013]; CWGC [19 November 2013]; Find A Grave headstone image [20 November 2013]. Timaru Herald, 26 July 1916; Press, 26 July 1916, 27 July 1916, 28 July 1916 (Papers Past) [20 November 2013].    

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