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Full Name
George Edward Barson
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
George Edward
Surname
Barson
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
26/384
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs W. Wakely (sister), Featherston, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
4th Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
24
Page on Nominal Roll
22
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
4 January 1918
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes
  • George Barson was the son of the late Thomas and Emma Barson; husband of Mrs. M. C. Barson, of 73, Sperling Rd., Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London, England.
  • His brother, Henry Barson (79178) also died in WW1.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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