(Service number 12969)
|Aliases||Surname also spelt BRITLIFF. Enlisted as Harry|
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||23 April 1888||Place of Birth||Southbridge, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||Amberley|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W. BRITTCLIFF (brother), Kingston, 10 High Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||4th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion|
|Date||27 May 1916|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 September 1959||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Ashburton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ashburton Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Area 200, Plot 8 RSA|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Henry Brittliff was born on 23 April 1888 at Southbridge, Canterbury, the youngest son of Joseph and Charlotte (née Lacey) Britliff, who had come from England to New Zealand in the mid 1870s. Henry’s birth was registerd as Britliff, and he enlisted as Harry Britliff. On enlistment, he nominated his oldest brother, William Brittliff, of Timaru, as next-of –of-kin. Their father had died in 1906 and their mother in 1916. William had married in 1906, and his infant daughter was buried at Timaru in 1910, and his wife in 1945.
H. Brittliff, 12969, of Timaru, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. Harry died on 11 September 1959 at Ashburton, aged 71 years (as Britliff). Two brothers, Charles and Frederick George, were called up.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 & 30 June 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]
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