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Full Name: Harold Ellison Speight
Rank Last Held: Second Lieutenant
Forename(s): Harold Ellison
Surname: Speight
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 2/1499
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Gunner
Next of Kin: Mrs M.H. Speight (mother), Saint George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Central Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 682
Military Awards: Military Cross (MC)
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 19 November 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cemetery Name: Domain Road Cemetery, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Block D. Grave 5.
Memorial Name:
  • Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand
Description of Image:
  • Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland provided by Paul F. Baker 2010
  • Family grave memorial, Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland provided by Paul F. Baker 2010
  • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, Panel 5, bronze plaque, names Otto - Stewart (Photo P. Baker 2008)
Archives NZ source:
Further References: New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register: Auckland Grammar War Memorial
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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