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Full Name: Edward Wale Trower
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Edward Wale
Surname: Trower
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 44174
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm labourer
Next of Kin: William Trower (brother), Matiri, Murchison, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements G Company
Embarkation Date: 14 March 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 79
Vessel: Ruapehu
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 31
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 7 April 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Biographical Notes: Edward Trower was the son of Mrs. J. Trower, of Vanguard St., Nelson, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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