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Full Name: Henry Dewar
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Henry
Surname: Dewar
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/448
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Next of Kin: Mrs Lydia Dewar (mother), 11 Linton Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Julict Street, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Orari or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 187
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles, Machine Gun Section
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 9 August 1915
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 4.
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Lydia Dewar, of 4 Pascal St., Palmerston North
  • All Black in 1913
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
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