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Richard Charles Staples-Brown

Page from scrapbook with photograph of Captain Richard Staples-Browne. Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-1945 : Papers. Ref: qMS-0621-036v. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Page from scrapbook with photograph of Captain Richard Staples-Browne. Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-19 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Staples-Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2916 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 29 June 1881 Military Personnel file
    • 29 June 1881 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra BicesterOxfordshire Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M Staples-Browne (wife), Bampton, Oxfordshire AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married/WWI AWMM
    Makereti Papakura also known as Margaret Pattison Thom AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/2916 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 July 1916 Military Personnel file Biologist/Civilian Military Personnel file
    LondonEngland Military Personnel file
  • 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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      224 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Not listed in Nominal Rolls as enlisted in England.

    Staples-Browne and his wife Margaret (Makereti Papakura) opened up their Oxfordshire home and private London suite to New Zealand servicemen during WWI.

    Papakura was a well-respected anthropologist and ethonographer.

    War service: enlisted in London, 5 July 1916.
    Appointed Captain, on strength of NZ Military Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, and on strength of NZ Command Depot, 19 June 1916.
    Appointed Member of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 'for valuable services rendered'.
    Discharged in London, 28 June 1919.

    Name does not appear on Nominal Roll; enlisted in London. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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