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Christopher Rae Templeman

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Rae AWMM
  • Surname
    Templeman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1652 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hall Block, Woodville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Templeman (father), Kaikoura, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1652 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John George Washington Templeman and Agnes Plumtree Templeman, of Cox St., Ashburton, Christchurch. Native of Kaikoura, Christchurch. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    A BRAVE MAN'S DEATH. CARRYING THE WOUNDED. "If you see any of his people tell them he fell doing the noblest work of a soldier—that of carrying the wounded in from the firing-line under heavy fire." The above is a message contained in a letter written to his sister by Private A. Gilling concerning a comrade, Private Christopher Rae Templeman, Otago Infantry Battalion, who died on May 18 of wounds received in action. Private Gilling states that he and the late Private Templeman were stretcher-bearing all night, carrying wounded to the hospital base. He continues:—"At daybreak I stopped stretcher-bearing to carry ammunition, while Chris, went another trip with someone else. They were nearly back at the base again when Chris, received a bullet which went right through his back and lungs, and out of his chest. I saw him being taken in. He shook hands with me and said 'Good-bye, old chap; I think I'm done.' He died during that afternoon." Private Templeman was born in Kaikoura 21 years ago. He was a son of Mr. J Templeman, of Mount Fife, Kaikoura. [NZ Herald 8th October 1915 Vol LII Iss 16043 Page 4] Public - Kylee - Other relative - 25 April 2016 - [NZ Herald 8th October 1915 Vol LII Iss 16043 Page 4]
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Kaikoura War Memorial, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 AWMM
    • Kaikoura Anglican Church, 29 Torquay St, Kaikoura AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM

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  • Christopher Rae Templeman was my grandfathers younger brother.My grandfather Frederick James Templeman lived in Rai Valley . He died on June 23 1961 aged 69 years.
    Public - Elaine Ella - Direct descendant - 31 October 2016

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31 October 2016Elaine EllaNelson NZDirect descendant
25 April 2016Kylee New ZealandOther relative
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