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George Leigh Popple

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  • Service number
    12/827 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Leigh AWMM
  • Surname
    Popple AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/827 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    27 March 1888 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Malvern, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Malvern, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW1 Surveyor AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Clerk AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1914 Thackeray Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • W.T. Popple (father), Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • W.T. Popple (father), Springfield, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/827 AWMM
  • Military service
    35th Reinforcements, B Company AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 12 August 1914 AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 8 or HMNZT 12 AWMM
        Vessel was Star of India or Waimana AWMM
        Private AWMM
        Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
        Main Body AWMM
      • WW1 02 Mar 1918-8 April 1918 AWMM to Southampton, Hampshire, England AWMM HMNZT 101 AWMM
        Vessel was Tofua AWMM
        Second Lieutenant AWMM
        35th Reinforcements, B Company AWMM
        New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
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    Medical history

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    • Medical notes
      • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
        Wounded in chest and thigh at Gallipoli. AWMM
      • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
        Wounded in foot in France. AWMM

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      WW1 Second Lieutenant AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • Son of William Terrington Popple (1841-1926) and Mary Ann Leigh (1848-1927).

      Attended the Annat school, Malvern.

      George succeeded his father as Tawera's clerk in 1920. He was selected from three applicants and was paid 300 pounds a year. He received the Malvern engineer's job in 1925 but continued as Tawera's clerk on a reduced salary of 150 pounds plus 50 pounds travel allowance. He resigned this position 30 April 1939 to become a full time clerk-engineer at Malvern.

      His promotion to Second Lieutenant occurred 10 October 1918. AWMM
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    Death

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    • Age at death
    • Date of death
      1960 AWMM
    • Cause of death
    • Place of death
      Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Death notes
      Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
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