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Full Name: David Handisides
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): David
Surname: Handisides
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 7/1244
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 1885
Place of Birth: New Zealand
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs Elizabeth Ann Geraldine Handisides (wife), Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Akaroa, New Zealand
Military District: Canterbury
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 28
Vessel: Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 299
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 20 January 1917
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: F. 370.
Memorial Name: Family grave memorial, Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Memorial Reference: Grave of Elizabeth Ann Geraldine Handisides Block 17 Plot 176
Biographical Notes: David Handisides was the son of David and Mary Handisides, of Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand; husband of Elizabeth Ann Geraldine Handisides (nee Kennedy), of 20 Bath St., Christchurch.
Description of Image:
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
  • Family grave memorial of Elizabeth Ann Geraldine Handisides, Bromley Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees 2013
  • Wide view, memorial on the grave of Elizabeth Ann Geraldine Handisides, at Bromley Cemetery provided by Sarndra Lees 2013 - area
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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