MUSEUM

CENTRAL HAWKES BAY SETTLERS

Open 7 Days • 10am - 4pm • 23 High Street • Waipawa • 06 857 7288

HERBERT ANDREW DIAMOND

DIAMOND, HERBERT ANDREW

 
RANK:   L/CORPORAL        SERIAL NO:  11844

UNIT:    9th COY, 1st BTN, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:   19/03/1878     - WAIPAWA, NEW ZEALAND        

DIED:     22/10/1917         KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:  PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM 

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   ANGLICAN

WIFE:   Mrs E. J. DIAMOND (nee ORMOND). Married 26/06/1902  
    
PARENTS:   

CHILDREN:  Henry Herbert DIAMOND b. 09/03/1905 ) 
                 James John DIAMOND b. 22/10/1906      ) ORMONDVILLE

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs E.J. DIAMOND (wife), TAIHAPE

OCCUPATION:  BUSHMAN

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   TAIHAPE
 
HEIGHT:  6’ 1¾”        WEIGHT:     168lb        CHEST:   37”

COMP:   FAIR       EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:   CURLY REDDISH 

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   TYNE COT CEMETERY, ZONNEBEKE,
                          WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM                            
ENLISTED:                       DATE:    11/01/1916

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    12th

MILITARY RECORD:
11/01/1916.  POSTED TO ‘B’ COMPANY 12th REINFORCEMENTS.
17/03/1916.  PROMOTED LANCE CORPORAL.
01/05/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR SUEZ, EGYPT.
09/06/1916.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ.
26/07/1916.  EMBARKED EGYPT FOR OVERSEAS.
07/08/1916.  DISEMBARKED SOUTHAMPTON, U.K.
07/08/1916.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’ CAMP. REVERTS TO RANK 
        (PRIVATE) ON JOINING MAIN BODY.
08/08/1916.  APPOINTED TEMPORARY CORPORAL.
05/09/1916.  LEFT ‘SLING’ FOR FRANCE.
30/09/1916.  JOINED BATTALION IN THE FIELD AS PRIVATE.
24/06/1917.  WOUNDED IN ACTION.
30/06/1917.  REJOINED UNIT.
10/07/1917.  APPOINTED LANCE CORPORAL.
22/07/1917.  ADMITTED SICK TO HOSPITAL (INFLUENZA).
28/07/1917.  REJOINED BATTALION EX FIELD AMBULANCE.
05/09/1917.  ATTACHED STRENGTH BASE DEPOT, ETAPLES, FRANCE.
20/09/1917.  PROCEEDED ON LEAVE TO U.K.
10/10/1917.  REJOINED BATTALION AFTER LEAVE.
22/10/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, BELGIUM, (PASSCHENDAELE).