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Elliot Purdom

Gravesite of SSM Elliott Purdom (??), Waikumete Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Gravesite of SSM Elliott Purdom (??), Waikumete Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (Ap …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Elliot AWMM
  • Surname
    Purdom AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Elliot Purdon AWMM
  • Service number
    • 13/233 AWMM
    • 45/175 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 August 1869 Military personnel file HawickScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM London Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Isobella Purdon (wife), London Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Elliot Purdom served WW1 as QMS with Auckland Mounted Rifles, service no 13/233. Name spelt on Nominal roll as Purdon, but recorded as Purdom in Archway and in Military Personnel File.

    Born in Hawick, Scotland and joined the Royal Horse Artillery and served in the South African War. Settled in New Zealand and joined the New Zealand Permanent Staff. In 1910 he was appointed Quartermaster-sergeant to the Waikato Mounted Rifles. (Source:Military Personnel file)

    In WW1 he served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and the New Zealand Army Ordnance Department at Gallipoli and Egypt. He was sent back to New Zealand after being wounded and then was attached to the Waikato Mounted Rifles and was stationed in Hamilton. (Source:Military Personnel file)

    He retired in 1929, he took up a post as an attendant at the Auckland War Memorial Museum where he worked for six and a half years. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 October 1938 Auckland Star
    Age 69 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Plot 85, Row 31, Wesley Division AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Auckland Star, Volume LXIX, Issue 250, 22 October 1938, Page 1 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 597 AWMM
    • Auckland Star AWMM
      Volume LXIX, Issue 250, 22 October 1938, Page 1 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Volume LXXVI, Issue 23483, 21 October 1939, Page 1 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Volume LXXV, Issue 23176, 24 October 1938, Page 12 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Reddiex, G.R. (2015). Just to let you know I'm still alive. Public - Glenn - Researcher - 15 April 2019 - Reddiex, G.R. (2015). Just to let you know I’m still alive.
      Postcards from New Zealanders during the First World War.
      Wellington, New Zealand: Grantham House Publishing.
      Postcard message, page 171.


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