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Full Name: Harold Clarence De Ridder
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Harold Clarence
Surname: De Ridder
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/489
First Known Rank: Gunner
Next of Kin: T. de Ridder (brother), Building Station, Crown Creek, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Care of Bank of New Zealand, Petone, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Limerick or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 185
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 11 November 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Memorial Name: Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand
Description of Image: Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014)
Additional Information: Text of the Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand: 'In Memoriam: The names inscribed upon this tablet are those of officers of the Bank of New Zealand who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919 waged against the nations of central Europe - Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria - who sought by force of arms to obtain world-wide dominion. In honour of their patriotism and valour. In admiration of their sacrifice. And in grateful perpetuation of their glorious and ennobling memory this monument is reverently dedicated. Their Name Liveth for Evermore.'
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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