Topic: George Edward Barson

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From research done in 2009 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: George Edward Barson

Date of Birth: 25 February 1887
Serial number: 26/384
Occupation before enlistment: Labourer
First known rank: Rifleman
Embarkation date: 5 February 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: 4th Battalion, B Company
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Rifleman
Place of death: Belgium

Date of Death: 4 January 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Biographical notes:


Wairarapa Daily Times, 29 June 1918, under Personal Items "Rifleman George Barson, a brother of Mrs W. Wakely, of Featherston, has been killed in action."

Student researcher: Ashlee Taylor



George Edward Barson

First Names:George Edward
Last Name:Barson