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Samuel Pemberton

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Pemberton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/439 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra SheppartonVictoria Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    S. Pemberton (father), Tauranga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/439 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      161 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Samuel Pemberton was the son of Mr and Mrs S. Pemberton, Devonport Road, Tauranga.

    Enlisted with rank of private and posted to 6th (Hauraki) Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, 14 August 1914. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waimana', 16 October 1914.
    Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 3 December 1914.
    Proceeded overseas from Alexandria to the Dardanelles on board HMT 'Lutzow', 12 April 1915.
    Wounded in action, the Dardanelles, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left knee); evacuated to HMT 'Southland', 9 May 1915; disembarked and admitted to Royal Navy Hospital Imtarfa, Malta, 18 May 1915; transferred to St George's Hospital, Malta, 6 July 1915; transferred to Pembroke Convalescent Camp, Malta, 7 July 1915; embarked on board HMT 'Georgian' and proceeded overseas to Egypt, 31 August 1915.
    Embarked on board HMT 'Ionian' and proceeded to the Dardanelles, 9 September 1915; disembarked and rejoined unit, the Dardanelles, 15 September 1915.
    Proceeded overseas from Lemnos on board HMT 'Marsova' for Egypt, 25 December 1915; disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt, 26 December 1915.
    Appointed Acting Corporal, Moascar Camp, 9 January 1916.
    Promoted Corporal, Ismailia Camp, 6 March 1916.
    Promoted Sergeant, Ismailia Camp, 3 April 1916.
    Embarked on board HMT 'Franconia' from Port Said, Egypt, and proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1916.
    Killed in action, 17 September 1916.

    Parents: Mr & Mrs S Pemberton, Devonport Road, Tauranga AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    23 Public - Sharron - Other Relative - 14 March 2015 - Family Papers, military file
  • Place of death
    Most likely to have been at the battle of Flers-Courcelette which the New Zealanders were involved i Public - Sharron - Other Relative - 14 March 2015 - Military file and personal research
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • Concussion Public - Sharron - Other Relative - 14 March 2015 - Copy of a letter (author unknown) written to his parents.
      Also, letter by G Davoren to his mother published in the Bay of Plenty Times on 17 November 1916 - this soldier writes of witnessing Samuel's death.
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 September 2015SharronNew Plymouth, New ZealandOther relative

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