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Richard John Spotswood Seddon

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard John Spotswood AWMM
  • Surname
    Seddon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    57384 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1881 AWMM KumaraWestland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 21 February 1917 AWMM Eccleston, Golder's Hill, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Right Honourable R.J. Seddon (father), Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Louisa Jane Seddon (mother), Eccleston, Golder's Hill, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1 February 1902 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 2 March 1918 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      144 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Black AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Eldest son of Louisa Jane Seddon, and of Right Honorable Richard John Seddon, P.C., LL.D., Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1893 to 1906.

      He held a commission in the South African Campaign.

      He is remembered on his father's memorial at the Bolton Street Cemtery in Wellington AWMM
    • For more information about Dick Seddon, and his mother's attempt to have his body returned to New Zealand after the war, see my website about the history of Old St Paul's. There is a brass memorial to him there. See: Public - Elizabeth - Researcher - 15 March 2017 - Military file and other research, see website for further details.
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About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1918 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. F. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial plaque, Old St Paul's Church, Mulgrave Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM

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  • Thank you for your contribution, courage and sacrifice in the Boer War and WWI. I have visited your grave twice in Hebuterne Military Cemetery and left a wreath (2005 and 2008). RIP. Lest we Forget.
    Public - Margaret Ann - Other relative - 7 November 2018
  • Good guy. did some stuff
    Public - Raina - Researcher - 11 May 2018



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 November 2018Margaret AnnBullyard, Bundaberg, Qld AustraliaOther relative
11 May 2018RainaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
15 March 2017ElizabethNew ZealandResearcher
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