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Full Name
Ernest William Vowles
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Ernest William
Surname
Vowles
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
32260
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Jeweller
Next of Kin
Mrs E.N. Vowles (wife), 43 Wainui Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
13th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date
15 November 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
45
Page on Nominal Roll
28
Campaigns
Messines
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
7 June 1917
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Ernest Vowles was the husband of Mrs. E. M. Beeby (formerly Vowles), of Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Vosper, J.H. - Vilipate (photo J Halpin 2010)
Additional Information
New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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