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GODFREY EGERTON GROOME

GROOME,  GODFREY EGERTON 

RANK:   TEMPORARY CORPORAL        SERIAL NO:  24362
                         

UNIT:    'F ‘ COMPANY N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE (RESERVE)

BORN:   08/05/1876  -  N.Z.        

DIED:     07/12/1916        (PNEUMONIA)
              
PLACE:   No.3 GENERAL HOSPITAL, CODFORD, U.K.        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PROTESTANT

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Michael and Mary GROOME, Te ONEPU, H.B.

SIBLINGS:   Miss Charity GROOME (sister), HASTINGS

NEXT OF KIN:   Miss Charity GROOME (sister)

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   Te ONEPU, H.B.
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 9”        WEIGHT:     12st             CHEST:   36”

COMP:   DARK          EYES:   GREY          HAIR:  BROWN  

EDUCATION:   PASSED FOURTH EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   WHITECHURCH CEMETERY, SHROPSHIRE, U.K.

ENLISTED:   HASTINGS            DATE:   04/04/1916  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    17th    

MILITARY RECORD:
04/04/1916.  FEATHERSTON CAMP.
16/06/1916.  TRANSFERRED TO ‘F’ COY 17th REINFORCEMENT.
16/06/1916.  PROMOTED SERGEANT.
25/09/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT ‘DEVON’.
21/11/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
21/11/1916.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’, REVERTS TO TEMPORARY CORPORAL.
30/11/1916.  ADMITTED No.3 N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL, CODFORD, (INFLUENZA).
07/12/1916.  DANGEROUSLY ILL (PNEUMONIA).
07/12/1916.  DIED FROM PNEUMONIA, No.3 GENERAL HOSPITAL,
                             CODFORD, U.K.

 

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.

SCROLL AND PLAQUE SENT TO MRS MARY GROOME (mother),
MARKET STREET, HASTINGS