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Bernard Pevensey Tuppen

Headstone Photo, Tidworth Military Cemetery, January 2011 - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone Photo, Tidworth Military Cemetery, January 2011 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bernard Pevensey AWMM
  • Surname
    Tuppen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 60232 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • AWMM
    • 16 January 1892 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lady Waterloo (mother), 1 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, N.W., England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 October 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 60232 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 Cadet/Civilian 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Spinal meningitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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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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About death

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  • Death
    16 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England AWMM C. 234. 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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  • 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.
    Sadly, he died on the way to war. R.I.P.
    Public - Paul - Researcher - 21 May 2018



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • 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


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