1. Document:New Zealand WW1 Masonic List N.Z.

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Education & Career :

Born in Adelaide, Australia in 1882.

He arrived in New Zealand 1893.

Studied medicine at Otago Univerity and Edinburgh University and practised in the United Kingdom for four years.

He returned to New Zealand in 1909 and established himself as a General Practitioner in Masterton.

Married Elizabeth Teague in 1913 who died on 22 December 1914 soon after giving birth to their son Arthur.

He served in World War One, regimental number 3/1243. Seeing action at Gallipoli briefly in Dec 1915 and from June 1916 became a Medical Officer for 1st Otago Battalion in France.

Billeted at Seninghem in Sep 1917 and posted to Brockenhurst Hospital Dec 1917, was there for a year.

Received the Military Cross in 1916 for rescuing wounded from the Front.

Returned to New Zealand in 1919, resumed his medical practice and continued his involvement in a number of community organisations.

Remarried in 1920, to Jessie Miller.

Father of Arthur Norman (first marriage), Elaine, Ian and Owen (second marriage).

Service Life:


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Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Norman Henry Prior, volunteered in 1915 at the age of 33 and set sail on October 9 as part of the NZ Medical Corps, landing at Gallipoli with the 7th Reinforcement.

He was there for the last two weeks of the campaign and was transferred to France with the Otago Regiment.

Citations & Commemorations :

Capt , Norman Henry Prior , M.C. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty .

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Boscombe No. 2158 E.C.Hampshire & IOW


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