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Full Name: George Edward Barson
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): George Edward
Surname: Barson
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 26/384
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs W. Wakely (sister), Featherston, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 4th Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date: 5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: 24
Page on Nominal Roll: 22
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 4 January 1918
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes:
  • George Barson was the son of the late Thomas and Emma Barson; husband of Mrs. M. C. Barson, of 73, Sperling Rd., Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London, England.
  • His brother, Henry Barson (79178) also died in WW1.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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