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Samuel Llewellyn Serpell

Headstone of Captain Samuel Llewellyn Serpell (3/2874). Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECR0802). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
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  • 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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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Samuel James Serpell (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 February 1917 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • 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 Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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


About death

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  • Death
    15 December 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM III G 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 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

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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