TOLLAN, Henry George
(Service number 33158)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||24/7/1891?||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Defence Office, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Myrtle Alice Tollan (wife), 71 High St, Timaru; changed to C/o- Mrs PD McGuines, Ajax St, Milton; changed to C/o-GPO, Timaru; changed to Mrs Myrtle Alice Tollan (wife), 53 Gloucester St, Christchurch; chnaged to C/o- Mrs D W Jones, Balmoral hotel, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry, C Company|
|Date||2 April 1917|
|Transport||HMNZT 80 Corinthic|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Western European 1917-1918; Asiatic 1918|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||21 July 1919||Reason||On termination of period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Prior to the war Henry Tollan was already serving as a soldier, his address being care of the Defence Office in Timaru. He was married to Myrtle Alice (William/Jones?) in Timaru on 29 December 1916 by Rev Rogers.
Henry's service records recorded his intended address as Balmoral Hotel, YTimaru, which was changed to 9 Clyde Street, Timaru (dated 8/2/21). He was posted to the NCOs of the 22nd Reinforcements as a corporal on 23 August 1916. Shortly after he was trabsferred to the 23rd Reinforcements, where he was promoted to sergeant in August 1917.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2018]
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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum
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