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Samuel Henry Templeton

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Portrait of Private Samuel Henry Templeton 1692, South African War. Image kindly provided by Glenice Bullen (August 2018). Image has no known copyright retsrictions.

Portrait of Private Samuel Henry Templeton 1692, South African War. Image kindly provided by Glenice …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Templeton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1692 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 3 September 1880 AWMM WyndhamSouthland AWMM
    • 1880 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Big John Templeton (1847-1921) of Ayrshire, and Mary Troupe Dawson (1856-1958), Scotland. Husband of Mary Calesta Templeton [Paterson] (1883- 1951) Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand. Father of six children: Edna Catherine Humpries [Templeton] (1907-1930); Albert John Templeton (1908-1970); Clifford Samuel Templeton (1911-1994); Mavis Mary Golden [Templeton] (1913-1977); Norman Leslie Templeton (1915-1986); Florence Clara Wills [Templeton] (1917-1954). Family source.

    Brief outline of 2nd Boer War service for Samuel Templeton of Waimahaka, Southland.

    The Rough Riders as they were called. A mounted infantry with little military training. Not that it was needed. These were confidant adventurous young men, crack shots and first-class horsemen riding hardy, stocky animals chosen from runs and stations throughout the country. Templeton assembled at Dunedin on 25th March 1900.
    A telegram was sent by Richard John Seddon (NZ Prime Minister) to Samuel's parents to say that No 1692 Private Samuel Templeton was aboard the SS Wakanui, sailing from Capetown being invalided home. They arrived in Wellington on 25th March 1900 and stayed at the Central Hotel before returning home for 6 months leave on sick pay because of remittance fever. Discharged from 5th Contingent 9th October 1900. Returned to South Africa with the 9th Contingent. The 9th contingent sailed on 12th March, two days after Lord Methuen's disaster had been announced. On 4th June, four days after peace was concluded, the 9th contingent had the misfortune to lose Lieutenant Robert M'Keigh, killed, and Lieutenant Henry Rayne, wounded, near Vereeniging. Firing had been started under some misconception. The 9th Contingent sailed for home in July 1902. Discharged 12 March 1902. Received South African war medal clasps for Rhodesia and Transvaal. Family source.

    Father was named John Templeton. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 27 May 1917 AWMM
      FortroseSouthland AWMM
    • 27 May 1917 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 37 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Fortrose Cemetery AWMM
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  • Obituary
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