OBORN, Herbert Walter
(Service number 82091)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||10 May 1898||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs E. OBORN (mother), Pleasant Point|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||43rd Reinforcements, A Company|
|Date||2 October 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||London, England|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||30 April 1974||Age||76 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated North Shore|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Herbert Walter Oborn, born in Timaru on 10 May 1898, was the eldest son of Walter Benjamin (a bootmaker) and Elizabeth (née Buchanan) Oborn. He attended Timaru South School until the family moved to Pleasant Point when Herbert was about 10 to 12 years of age.
Before and after the war, Herbert worked as a treamster, managing a team of horse undertaking heaby work including ploughing and logging, around the Pleasant point region until 1938. After that Herbert worked for NZ Railways for the remainder of his working life. Herbert married Violet Eva (known as Eva) Cryer on 7 May 1938. The couple had a son, Graham.
Herbert died at Milford, North Shore, Auckland on 30 April 1974.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 March 2017]; North Shore cremation record (Auckland City Council) [26 March 2017]; SCRoll web submission by J Fisher, 5-9 November 2018
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