PAUL, Henry Shields
(Service number 12/1859)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Tauhie, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs William Anderson (sister), Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Infantry Battalion
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry 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 August 1915 Age 35
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference Panel 11
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Andrew and Jessie Paul, of Waimate, South Canterbury.

A descendant, Lester Paul, recounted that as far as the family knew Henry Paul didn’t have a sister (as listed for his enlistment NOK), but they understand this may have been false as Henry enlisted without telling his family. Other documents give Henry's brother, William Gardener Paul, as his NOK. In later years (the 1960s?) Henry’s ‘Dead man’s Penny’ was returned to the family after it was brought to light by an unrelated pupil in a school classroom. The pupil’s family had previously found it in their garden.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20799592; SCRoll submission from L Paul (hardcopy and personal discussion with T Rippin), 9 January 2015

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