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Samuel William Gemmell

  • Service number
    • WWI 19848 AWMM
    • WWII 814607 AWMM
    • WWII: 814607 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    Sam Gemmell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Maori Battalion 20th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
    • WWII: NZ Territorials Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Samuel William AWMM
  • Surname
    Gemmell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sam Gemmell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 19848 AWMM
    • WWII 814607 AWMM
    • WWII: 814607 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Takitimu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    28 August 1896 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Mohaka, Hawke's Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    son of Henry Gemmell of Mohaka Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Mangapoike, Wairoa, HB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.H. Gemmell (mother), Mohaka, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    single
    Married 1930 Edna May Madge Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • NZ Home Guard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
    • Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Maori Battalion 20th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
    • WWII: NZ Territorials Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • WWI 19848 AWMM
    • WWII 814607 AWMM
    • WWII: 814607 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • NZ Coronation Contingent: 1937; WWII: 1940-1944 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
    • 1917-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    WWI: British War & Victory Medals
    WWII: 1939-1945 War Medal & NZ Service Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
    • WWI: 7 April 1915 at Wairoa
      NZ Coronation Contingent - 27 Feb 1937 at Trentham
      WWII: 11 May 1940 ent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    WWI: 20 yrs; NZ Coronation Cngt: 38yr 6mths; WWII: 39yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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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
    1919 had influenza - 1942 received injury when loading truck at wharf Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 August 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    28 June 1970 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Age at death
    74 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Place of death
    Wairoa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - Gisborne Herald
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Samuel William Gemmell (28 August 1896 – 28 June 1970) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A loose forward, Gemmell represented Hawke's Bay at a provincial level. He played one match for the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, out of position at hooker against New South Wales at Dunedin.

    Gemmell served as a private with the New Zealand (Māori) Pioneer Battalion during World War I, and was selected by ballot to represent Māori returned soldiers as part of the New Zealand military contingent to the coronation of King George VI in 1937. During World War II he served in New Zealand with the Territorial Force. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 August 2015 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Gemmell
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Memorials

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09 July 2016MatthewAuckland NZResearcher
28 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher