Bernard Pevensey AWMM
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WWI 60232 AWMM
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Lady Waterloo (mother), 1 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, N.W., England AWMM
Pre 13 October 1917 AWMM Single AWMM
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The following is from the Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., January 30, 1918, page 287. " We have heard with regret of the death, at Sling Camp from spinal meningitis of Lady Waterlow's only son Private Bernard P. Tuppen 60232 A Company 30th reinforcements 4th Auckland Battalion, aged 26 years. He went to NZ six years ago, where he went on the land, working on various stations. Latterly he was working with C.R. Wood, Mataranu, Cape Runaway, East Coast. And before that at Oakleigh, Pakwhai, Hastings. He was twice turned down for medical reasons from joining the NZEF, but through his determination he succeeded on finally getting away with the 30th reinforcements. He arrived in England on the 7 December and died a week later. Lady Waterlow received news of his serious condition too late to enable her to reach the hospital before he died;and so she would be deeply grateful if any of his mates in the Reinforcements, or friends of his working days in NZ, who might see this notice, would write and tell her all they could of him and his life" AWMM
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He tried to join up for World War One but was rejected twice on health grounds. He was finally accepted and left New Zealand on HMNZT 93 (S.S. Corinthic) on 13 October 1917 and arrived in Liverpool, UK on 8th December 1917, joining the 4 Auckland Reserve Battalion at Tidworth, Wiltshire the next day. He became ill and was admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital on the 14th, was categorised as seriously ill on the 15th and died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on 16 December 1917, only 8 days after arriving in England. He was buried at the Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire on 19 December 1917.
Public - Paul - Researcher - 21 May 2018
Sadly, he died on the way to war. R.I.P.
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
72: 6 AWMM
- Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., January 30, 1918, page 287 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
- Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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