Pte
Albert Herbert Agnew

Information about birth

Date of birth:
16/02/1895
Place of birth:
Tolaga Bay, Gisborne, New Zealand

General information

Profession:
Horse Driver

Army information

Country:
New Zealand
Force:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
30153
Enlistment date:
15/08/1916
Units:
 —  Otago Regiment, 3rd Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
17/10/1917
Place of death:
2nd ANZAC Corps Main Dressing Station, Brandhoek, Belgium
Cause of death:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Age:
22

Cemetery

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Plot: 1
Row: L
Grave: 15

Distinctions and medals 2

British War Medal
Medal — 20/09/1921
Victory Medal
Medal — 28/07/1922

Additional information

Private Albert Herbert AGNEW ( 3rd Bn. Otago Regiment, 4th New Zealand Brigade, New Zealand Division ) died of his wounds on the 17th of October 1917. That day the 3rd Battalion Otago Regiment was holding a line between the Cemetery and Peter Pan Farm. They encountered heavy German resistance such as artillery barrages and aeroplane attacks. Presumeably during one of these attacks Private Agnew got wounded and was admitted by the New Zealand Field Ambulance. Afterwards they took him to the 2nd ANZAC Corps Main Dressing Station ( A.C.M.D.S. ) near Brandhoek where he eventually died of his injuries (gunshot wound to the back). Private Agnew was buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery no.3, where he is still remembered.

Files 1

Sources 5

" The Official History of the Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. in the Great War 1914-1918 ", Byrne A.E., Dunedin, Wilkie & Co, Ltd, pg. 259-260.
Sources used
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Further reference
Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C69?n=albert%20herbert%20agnew&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
Sources used
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/139705/AGNEW,%20ALBERT%20HERBERT
Sources used
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/new-zealand-division/
Sources used