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Robert Tapsell

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Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) (Photo Clare Ann Fortune 2004) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) (Photo Clare Ann Fortune 2004) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Tapsell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robert Tapsell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/840 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 11 August 1897 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
    11th of August Public - Brooke - Direct descendant - 16 January 2020 - Military personnel file
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Maketu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ngati Tapsell (mother), Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 September 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/840 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Tapsell was the son of Mrs Ngatai Tapsell, of Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France AWMM II. F. 20. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Rotorua War Memorial (World War 1) AWMM
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • A Grandfather lost but never forgotten by the sacrifice given
    Public - Lewis Tapsell Burke - Direct descendant - 26 April 2016
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  • They died, That we might live. Your courage shall not be forgotten. My Love. Natasha Burke
    Public - Natasha - Other relative - 6 October 2015
    Report 

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 711 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
16 January 2020BrookePerth, Western AustraliaDirect descendant
26 April 2016Lewis Tapsell BurkeAuclland New ZealandDirect descendant
13 April 2016Natasha Western AustraliaDirect descendant

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