EASTER, Harry James
(Service number 14083)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 18 April 1890 Place of Birth Norfolk, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o D. Priest, Cave, South Canterbury
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Ernest EASTER (father), Litcham, Norfolk, England; also William CLARKE (friend), Beaconsfield, South Canterbury
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 Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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

Gunshot wound to right hand

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 September 1938 Age 48 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 3A RSA, Plot 1
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas

Biographical Notes

Harry James Easter was the son of Ernest Easter of Lictham, Norfolk, England. Harry had come to New Zealand about 1910/1911. A gunshot wound to his right hand resulted in permanent disabilty. Harry married Isabel Beatrice Amelia Wright in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; Cemetery record [23 April 2019]

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