(Service number 6/4084)

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Date 7 December 1895 Place of Birth Hokitika

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs, Timaru
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah KORTEGAST (mother), Gibson Quaty, Hokitika
Religion Roman Catholic
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 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 August 1972 Age 76 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Glenfield Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Henry Kortegast was the seventh son of German-born William Christian Julius Kortegast and his Irish wife, Sarah Cassidy. Private H. Kortegast, Waihao, was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp. His brother, Hugh Sarsfield Kortegast, was killed in action in 1917 at Passchendaele. Another brother, Charles (Carl) Kortegast, was called up. Henry married Sylvia Frances Coombs in 1926 at Christchurch.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; Glenfield Cemetery record [15 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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