Gladstone Henry (Henry*) Cross

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • Born 25 November 1894 or 1896, Bluff, Southland, New Zealand
  • Died 6 April 1916, in action, France
  • Killed In Action accidental death on active service (grenade at training at No2 Training Camp, Etaples), France
  • Last rank Rifleman
  • Service number 23/396
  • Served In New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • Next of Kin Mr Henry Cross (father), Bluff
  • Pre-war occupation Slaughterman, Ocean Beach, Bluff
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted28 May 1915, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 30 Maunganui, departed 9 October 1915, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt, 15 November 1915
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western Front 1916
  • BuriedEtaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. Grave reference: V.C.6.
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Medals sent to H. Cross, Bluff. * Enlisted as Gladstone Henry Cross, named on Bluff Memorial as B.G.H. Cross, named on birth register as Bramwell Gladstone Cross, named on application for probate (Wellington) as Bramwell Gladstone Cross.

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