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Full Name
Oscar Backman
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Oscar
Surname
Backman
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
23/365
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Next of Kin
Mrs Florence Backman (wife), 30 Hospital Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Blaketown, Greymouth, New Zealand
Military District
Canterbury
Body on Embarkation
1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Stretcher-bearers
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
26
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
26 March 1917
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of injuries
Cemetery Name
Maple Leaf Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Reference
M. 14.
Biographical Notes
Oscar Backman was the son of Nils Parson Backman and Hannah Backman, of Sweden; husband of Florence Backman, of 13, Martin St., Wellington, New Zealand.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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