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Full Name: George Ashcroft Wadsworth
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): George Ashcroft
Surname: Wadsworth
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 26/647
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Miss M. Wadsworth (sister), European Hotel, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Battalion, Advance Party, Transport Section
Embarkation Date: 8 January 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Tahiti or Warrimoo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 16
Page on Nominal Roll: 12
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 29 August 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: George Wadsworth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wadsworth, of 106 Shetland St., Kaikorai, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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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