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Full Name: Harold Durose
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Harold
Surname: Durose
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 37998
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs Jane Durose (mother), 420 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 76
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 23 April 1918
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Reference: I. C. 17.
Biographical Notes: Harold Durose was the son of Benjamin and Jane Durose, of 1 Atiawa St., Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Oldham, England.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
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:
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