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Edward Henry (Harry) LAW

Kete Horowhenua2020-03-23T16:51:34+00:00
Date of birth16 December 1889
Date of death9 August 1915
Mothers nameJane (née McMorrin)
Spouses nameUnmarried
Mothers date of birth31 August 1863
Mothers date of death28 January 1910
Fathers date of birth6 March 1864
Mothers place of deathShannon
Fathers nameEdward Cargill Law
Parents date of marriage2 September 1885
Parents place of marriageNZ
Fathers date of death10 August 1939
SiblingsWilliam John (b 1887), Eleanor Mary (b 1890), Ronald Joseph (b 1892), Archie Morrin (b 1894), Margaret Jane (b 1896), Wilfred Thomas (b 1897), James Hector (b 1902)
Children, , , ,
Cause of deathKilled in action
Places of relevance, , , ,
Last known residenceTokomaru
Awards1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Gallipoli Medallion
Place of birthWairau, Marlborough, NZ
OccupationFarmed at Otauru Rd, Shannon then in 1907 with father bought the farm 'Tirohanga' at Shannon then a farm called 'Marinoto'.
Place of deathAnzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of arrival overseas3 December 1914
Theatres of warEgyptian 1914, 1915. Balkan 1915
War memorialShannon, Tokomaru
Place enlistedPalmerston North
Christian namesEdward Henry
Place of arrival overseasAlexandria
Overseas memorialChunuk Bair NZ Memorial
SchoolShannon 29 Jan 1894 - 5 May 1904 then to work
Service number11/73
Reference number5
Date enlisted15 August 1914
Final rankCorporal
Regiment or service6th Manawatu Sqdn, Wellington Mounted Rifles, Main Body
Embarkation date16 Oct 1914

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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