PAYZE, Edgar Herbert
(Service number 13360)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Staff Sergeant


Date 22 January 1886 Place of Birth Leytonstone, Essex, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Bank of New Zealand, Waimate
Occupation Bank Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Fanny PAYZE (mother), Matamata
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 New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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

Post-war Occupations

Bank manager


Date 11 October 1959 Age 73 years
Place of Death Waihi
Memorial or Cemetery Waihi Cemetery
Memorial Reference Servicemens Section, RSA Block, Plot 83
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edgar Herbert Payze was the second son of Raymond Guy and Fanny (née Moss) Payze. He was educated at Northcote and Cambridge Schools. South Canterbury’s quota of the 12th Reinforcements, which included E. H. Payze, Waimate, left Timaru for Trentham by the second express north on 12 January 1916. The troops were farewelled in the Drill Shed at 3 pm, the public being admitted but not allowed to mix with the men. After his Worship the Mayor, the Rev. Dean Tubman, and Mr J. Craigie, M.P., addressed the troops, they processed to the station, headed by the 2nd (South Canterbury) Regimental Band, and acknowledged by a guard of honour formed by the cadets. edgar married Mabel Isabel Civil in 921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 September 2019]; Waihi Cemetery burial record (Hauraki District Council) [25 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 11 January 1916 (Papers Past) [09 August 2014]

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