Pte. Harold Gordon Garmonsway

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Pte. Harold Gordon Garmonsway

Birthplace: Te Awamutu, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand
Death: March 27, 1918 (29)
Battle of the Somme, Pas de Calais, France (Killed in Action: World War I (1914-1918))
Place of Burial: Grevillers, Pas de Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Garmonsway and Albertina Reid
Brother of Thomas Albert Garmonsway; Jane Bell; Edward Watt Garmonsway; William Henry Garmonsway; Charles Frederick Garmonsway and 7 others

Occupation: horse trainer
Find A Grave ID: 15288230
Service No: WWI 56589
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About Pte. Harold Gordon Garmonsway

Harold Gordon Garmonsway was born on 18 January 1889 (reg. 1889/17525). His parents were Thomas and Albertina Garmonsway (nee Meyer) who married in St John's Church, Te Awamutu, on 14 August 1880 (reg. 1880/1949). Harold worked as a horse trainer. On 26 January 1914 the Waikato Times reported that Harold had failed to provide financial support to his mother, Albertina: An Unnatural Son, FAILED TO SUPPORT HIS MOTHER. Harold Gordon Garmonsway was proceeded against at the Hamilton S. M. Court today for failing to comply with an order for the maintenance of his mother. The amount due on December 8 last was £3 5s. Defendant was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, the sentence to be cancelled if the arrears are paid (p. 4). It is doubtful that Harold was actually sent to prison! Harold embarked with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (29th Reinforcements E Company) on 13 August 1917 from Wellington aboard the Mokoia. Their destination was Glasgow in Scotland (Service No: 56589). Harold was aged 29 when he killed during Wthe Battle of the Somme, on 27 March 1918 (reg. 1918/28052) near Pas de Calais, France. At the time he was serving with the Auckland Infantry Regiment (2nd Batallion). He is remembered on the Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial. Source: Biography of Harold Gordon Garmonsway by Debbie McCauley, his second great niece

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January 18, 1889
Te Awamutu, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand

Birth Registration Number: (reg. 1889/17525).

March 27, 1918
Age 29
Battle of the Somme, Pas de Calais, France
March 27, 1918
Age 29
Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers, Pas de Calais, France