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Herbert Stanley Sing

Portrait of Herbert Stanley Sing (Singe). Image kindly provided by Felicity Semmiens (May 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Herbert Stanley Sing (Singe). Image kindly provided by Felicity Semmiens (May 2017). Ima …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Sing AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Bert AWMM
    • Albert AWMM
    • Singe AWMM
    • Herbert was known as Bert, not Albert. Albert Victor was his brother, my grandfather Public - Isobel Zania - Other Relative - 20 April 2015 - Letters sent by the brothers and his mother during the war
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1097 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1892 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Smith (mother), 1 Browning Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1097 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    12 months Eden Cadets AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 September 1914 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Cook/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • 3 July 1916 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • 6 May 1915 AWMMWounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs. F. Smith, of Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Four brothers served in WW1 Herbert Stanley Sing (12/1097), Albert Victor Sing (13/3077), Robert Francis (12/1096), Arthur Percy Sing (13/3078)

    Served as Albert. Listed at Archives New Zealand as SING, Albert - [a.k.a. SING, Herbert Stanley] - WW1 12/1097 - Army

    The next of kin on his Military personnel file has been amended to read Mrs Francis Margaret Smith, 2 Browning Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland and later 96 Prospect Terrace, Off Dominion Rd. Auckland.

    Date of birth on Military Personnel File reads 9/3/1923 while family research has 22 December 1894

    Of Chinese descent. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 July 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France AWMM I. C. 40 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I have read two of the lovely letters you sent home to your mother during the war. I feel I have a sense of the good-hearted generous person that you were. How sad that a pointless war took you from your family then and limited the knowledge your descendants have of you today!
    Public - Isobel Zania - Other Relative - 20 April 2015



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20 February 2017IsobelLower HuttOther relative
20 April 2015Isobel ZaniaLower HuttOther Relative

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