Topic: Edward Henry (Harry) LAW

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Harry Law

Enlisted as L-Cpl. Killed during the August Offensive. Promoted to Corporal at Anzac Cove, 28 July 1915.

Next of kin: Father, Edward LAW, Shannon, also Thornton, Whakatane.

Harry's mother died 28 Jan 1910 and is buried at Shannon. Headstone inscription reads: "Jane dearly beloved wife of Edward LAW who died Jan 28, 1910 aged 40 years."

Edward married again and moved to Whakatane where he is buried.

Harry had 7siblings, 5 brothers and 2 sisters of which he was the second child.

Previous Military Training: Shannon Rifle Club 1910-1913.




Declared age on enlistment: 25 years 8 months.

Weight: 160lbs.         Complexion: Dark.

Hair: Dark.               Height: 5'9½".

Chest: 36" - 38½".    Eyes: Grey.


Thankyou to Josie Aitchison and Marjorie Law for sharing family information.


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Edward Henry (Harry) LAW

Date of birth:16 December 1889
Date of death:9 August 1915
Place of birth:Wairau, Marlborough, NZ
Awards:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Gallipoli Medallion
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Occupation:Farmed at Otauru Rd, Shannon then in 1907 with father bought the farm 'Tirohanga' at Shannon then a farm called 'Marinoto'.
Last known residence:Tokomaru
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
Spouses name:Unmarried
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Fathers name:Edward Cargill Law
Fathers date of birth:6 March 1864
Fathers date of death:10 August 1939
Mothers name:Jane (née McMorrin)
Mothers date of birth:31 August 1863
Mothers date of death:28 January 1910
Mothers place of death:Shannon
Parents date of marriage:2 September 1885
Siblings:William John (b 1887), Eleanor Mary (b 1890), Ronald Joseph (b 1892), Archie Morrin (b 1894), Margaret Jane (b 1896), Wilfred Thomas (b 1897), and James Hector (b 1902)
Parents place of marriage:NZ
Date of arrival overseas:3 December 1914
Theatres of war:Egyptian 1914, 1915. Balkan 1915
War memorial:Shannon, Tokomaru
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:Edward Henry
Place of arrival overseas:Alexandria
Overseas memorial:Chunuk Bair NZ Memorial
School:Shannon 29 Jan 1894 - 5 May 1904 then to work
Service number:11/73
Reference number:5
Date enlisted:15 August 1914
Final rank:Corporal
Regiment or service:6th Manawatu Sqdn, Wellington Mounted Rifles, Main Body
Embarkation date:16 Oct 1914