(Service number 28855)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 3 April 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment P. O. Cave
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Henry George BLISSETT (father), Longford, Murchison
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Lost right leg

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 May 1988 Age 97 years
Place of Death Horowhenua Hospital, Levin
Memorial or Cemetery Whenua Tapu Crematorium, Porirua
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas

Biographical Notes

Harry Blissett was the son of Henry George and Eliza (née Burgess) Blissett. He was educated at Cave and Sutherlands schools. Harry suffered permanent disability through losing his right leg. Yet he lived to 97 years of age.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 April 2019]; School Admission record [23 April 2019]; Cremation record [23 April 2019]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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