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Charles Sciascia

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 September 1891 AWMM FoxtonManawatu AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 17 August 1914 AWMM Koputaroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Sciascia, Koputaroa, 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
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/518 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wellington West Coast Rifles (7th Regiment), C Company (Palmerston North Rifle Volunteers) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 12 March 1917, p2486, Rec No 545: In the Noutillerie Sector on the 3rd day of February 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of the Scouts of a Raiding Party of 22 ranks. He led his party with coolness and accuracy and contributed materially to the success of the Raid. he had previously shown himself brave and capable both in Gallipoli and France AWMM

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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7 inches AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. Nicola and Mrs. Riria Sciascia, of Koputaroa, Foxton

    Wellington Infantry battalion. Survived Gallipoli, Awarded Military Medal for gallantly, London Gazette, 12 March 1917, p2486, Rec No 545. Killed in action in Belgium, 1 Aug 1917. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 646 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM

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