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Rupert Sydney Taucher

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  • Service number
    33476 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rupert Sydney AWMM
  • Surname
    Taucher AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    33476 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Taucher (mother), Francis Line, Carterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    33476 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 21 Jan 1917-27 March 1917 AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 74 AWMM
    Vessel was Ulimaroa AWMM
    Private AWMM
    21st Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
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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 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Rupert Taucher was the son of Robert and Helen Taucher, of Belvedere Rd., Carterton, New Zealand, and the brother of Archibald Taucher 27984 who also died in WW1. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    22 AWMM
  • Date of death
    24 November 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
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  • Hello Uncle Rupert. Thanks for looking out for your youngest brother or I wouldn't be here today to thank you for your service. Lots of Love, Becca.
    Public - Rebecca - Direct descendant - 20 January 2016

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20 January 2016RebeccaAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant