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Luke Perham

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Portrait, Trooper Luke Perham. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Trooper Luke Perham. - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Luke AWMM
  • Surname
    Perham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 678 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 22 August 1877 AWMM AkaroaSouth Island AWMM
    • 22 August 1877 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    South African Pre 2 February 1900 AWMM French Farm, Akaroa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 February 1900 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 678 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 8 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Luke and Theresa Perham.

    Trooper Perham was killed by two expanding bullets during an attack led by General Mahon and Lieutenant Henry Bradbourne [also spelled Bradburne].

    He is buried beside Lieutenant Bradbourne, at Bokfontein Farm, about 7 miles north-west of Commando Nek. His grave was marked by an iron cross with an engraved brass plate erected by members of 3rd NZ Contingent.

    Diaries of Luke and Frank Perham housed at Queen Elizabeth II Army Museum, Waiouru.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum South African War display 'Good Luck to Our Boys'. Display contains a photograph of Luke Perham.

    Father was named Luke Perham. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 19 August 1900 AWMM
      Age 23 AWMM
      Ghauls NekRoodekopjes AWMM
    • 19 August 1900 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Bokfontein Farm (about 7 miles north-west of Commando Nek), South Africa AWMM
    • Bokfontein Farm AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 August 1900, p. 5. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch AWMM
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Akaroa War Memorial, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand, 1900. H - 6A, p. 8. AWMM
    • Perham, F. (1959). The Kimberley Flying Column : being reminiscences of service in the South African War of 1899-1903. Timaru, N.Z.: Printers and Publishers. AWMM
      Perham, Frank (1959). pp. 16, 30, 87. AWMM
    • The Veteran: official publication of the South African War Veterans' Association of New Zealand AWMM
      South African War Veteran's Association of New Zealand. The Veteran. vol 33, May, 1958, p. 38. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 August 1900, p. 5. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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