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Robert John Petre

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Petre AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/119 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 April 1894 AWMM ReeftonWest Coast AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 17 Andover Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Robert John Petre, 17 Andover Street, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/119 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert George and Elizabeth Grace Petre, of 17 Andover Street, Merivale, Christchurch.

    "When a friend, Private Henry Rayfield, died of disease in Egypt in January 1915, Corporal Robert Petre (Roman Catholic) wrote in his diary: 'Rayfield's funeral. The parson was late for the funeral.'" (Boyack 1989) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Quinns PostGallipoli AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Corporal R. F. [sic] Petre, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mr. R. G. Petre, of Andover Street, Merivale, and was 21 years of age. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys' High School. (Auckland Weekly News, 24 June 1915, p. 21) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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23 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
05 September 2015VictoriaWellingtonResearcher

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