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George Bruce Bougen

  • Service number
    • 9836 AWMM
    • South African 1381 AWMM
    • 4677 AWMM
    • 4th Cngt = 1381; 7th Cngt = 4677; 10th Cngt = 9836 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI - 19/21 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles & Samoan Relief Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    George Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Bougen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 9836 AWMM
    • South African 1381 AWMM
    • 4677 AWMM
    • 4th Cngt = 1381; 7th Cngt = 4677; 10th Cngt = 9836 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI - 19/21 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England & Presbyterian Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    13 June 1878 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record says 13 June 1874 but BMD NZ records says 1878
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of George & Rose Bougen Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - BMD NZ records
  • Address before enlistment
    C/- mother - Mrs R Ashdown, Matawhero Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Shepherd Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    mother - Mrs R Ashdown & stepfather - Mr John Ashdown
    son of George & Rose Bougen Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal, Orange Free State, Rhodesia, Cape Colony Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles & Samoan Relief Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Service number
    • 9836 AWMM
    • South African 1381 AWMM
    • 4677 AWMM
    • 4th Cngt = 1381; 7th Cngt = 4677; 10th Cngt = 9836 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
    • WWI - 19/21 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Military service
    • SA WAR: 4th, 7th & 10th Contingents; WWI - Samoan Relief Force Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
    • SA WAR: 1900-1902; WWI: 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1900-1902 SA War Medals with clasps
    WWI: British War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 17 August 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Shepherd for Mr Arnold Whetherhead of Matawhero Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    4th = 20 yrs; 10th = 23 yrs; WWI = 41 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Records

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
    1918- Chronic Rhematism Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    SA War - Sergeant
    WWI - Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • This record has been created from details provided from Archives New Zealand's Archway database http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ and indicates a personnel file is available at Archives New Zealand. AWMM
    • July 1901 - Sergeant B. G. Bougen, one of the Gisborne boys at the front, originally of the Fourth, now of the Seventh Contingent, writing home from Standerton, states that since last writing he has been made a sergeant, under Lieutenant Trotter, who is the provost-marshall, and there is another sergeant and three men attached to him. They are the policemen in Colonel Gray's column. "We have little work to do," he says, and "Trotter is a good boss." The Seventh had had bad luck thus far having lost three killed and three wounded. One of the Fourth with them, Fred Wyllie, had been killed, and Lieutenant Dillon, who had been with the Fourth right through, came with the Seventh, took command of the scouts, got very badly wounded, and had died since. Four days previously one of the Fifth who was with them was shot dead. Bougen mentions that Trooper James Langham, of Gisborne, who had won the Distinguished Service medal, is returning home. Bougen mentions having met Colonel Porter, who remarked that it was the first opportunity he had had of seeing him since he sent him away with the Fourth from Gisborne. Jack Taylor, from Gisborne, he says, is working as a farrier with them, and is getting 8s day, Bougen himself earning 7s a day as sergeant. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 June 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    7 December 1942 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    68 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of death
    Wanganui Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 June 2015 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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10 June 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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