Edward Stewart Favell

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
 —  Canterbury Regiment, 3rd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Noordemdhoek, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: IX
Rangée: AA
Tombe: 9

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 1

#1 Lieu de naissance

Mon histoire

Edward Favell was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. His parents were John and Elizabeth Favell. By the 1891 Census, the family was living in North Ormesby, Yorkshire and Edward was the youngest of seven children. By 1911 he had emigrated to New Zealand and was employed as a police constable in Wellington. He married Lilian Dowthwaite in 1915. The couple had a son, James Edward, in 1917.

When he enlisted on 14 December 1916 Edward had moved to Blenheim, still as a policeman. He joined the 25th Reinforcement, service number 46177. He was promoted to corporal on 24 April 1917, two days before he departed from Wellington on either the Tofua or Turakina (both carried the 25th Reinforcement). He arrived at Devonport on 20 July, going to Sling Camp the same day.
Edward was posted to France on 5 September 1917 and was posted to 12 Company, 3rd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment – part of the 4th NZ Infantry Brigade. Although an NCO, he asked to revert to the rank of private on 18 September. He may have taken part in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October.

The New Zealand Division was in the Polygon Wood area, after the end of the Third Battle of Ypres. Much of the time was spent in wiring, repairing crumbling trenches and improving defences. The landscape was covered with waterlogged shellholes. The opposing German forces generally held higher ground and movement in the New Zealand lines was often observed and shelled or machine-gunned.

The Division relieved the 21st Division from 13th November, when the 3rd and 4th NZ Infantry Brigades took over the front line. On the night of 21/22 November the 3rd Canterbury Battalion replaced the 3rd Auckland Battalion at an area called Joiner’s Rest at the hamlet of Noordemdhoek, north-east of Polygon Wood. It was possible during this relief that Edward Favell was killed.
He was buried near Polygon Butte. He is now in Buttes New British Cemetery in a special memoriam area, Plot IX, Row AA, Grave 9.

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"The history of the Canterbury Regiment, NZEF 1914-1919", Ferguson, David, Auckland, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, 1921, pg. 206-208.
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