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Herbert John Pelham

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Pelham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Jack AWMM
    • John AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 7489 AWMM
    • WWI 277 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African c/o Mrs E Pelham, 2 College Street, Wellington AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Ellen Pelham, 7 Frederick Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Auburn AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
      Accidentally killed in a tram accident AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas William Pelham and Ellen Pelham, nee Shirley.

    Attended Thorndon School, Wellington.

    Employer before he left for South Africa was Mason Struther???, Christchurch.

    His brother, Thomas James Eaton Pelham named one of his sons after his brother, John Herbert Pelham (born 12 September 1917, Lower Hutt New Zealand).

    Known as Jack by family and as John in school records. SA 1902, TR

    Not in New Zealand Cemetery Records

    Father was named Thomas Pelham. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1915 AWMM
    AlexandriaLower Egypt AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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