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Samuel Llewellyn Serpell

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  • Service number
    3/2874 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Captain AWMM
    New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate (Photo G. Fortune in 2002) - Image has All Rights Reserved
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Llewellyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Serpell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    3/2874 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Surgeon AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Samuel James Serpell (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Feb 1917 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    3/2874 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      MC. London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13185: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to the wounded at the regimental aid post under heavy fire. Although twice wounded, he went on with his work until ordered to hospital by his commanding officer. AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 17/12/1917 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 Feb 1917-2 May 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 76 AWMM
    Vessel was Aparima or Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Captain AWMM
    22nd Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Captain AWMM
    New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of M.M. Serpell of 447 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    15 December 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    III G 26 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • I am descended from William Serpell who married Jane Pathcott in 1680 in St Dominic, Cornwall. Samuel Llewellyn Serpell is descended from the same line of Serpell's. I would love to hear from any relatives of Samuel.
    Public - Lynette Elizabeth - Other relative - 26 April 2017

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26 April 2017Lynette ElizabethMelbourne, AustraliaOther relative