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Clement Edward Wiggins

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clement Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Wiggins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    777 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 August 1872 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • C.E. Wiggins is commemorated on the war memorial at Akaroa.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure. At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Father was named Clement Lister Wiggins. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 11 July 1900 AWMM
      GermistonTransvaal AWMM
    • 11 July 1900 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Germiston Cemetery Sa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 16 July 1900 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Akaroa War Memorial Banks Peninsula New Zealand AWMM
    • Whanganui South African War Memorial AWMM
    • Sumner South African War memorial AWMM
    • His name is NOT on the Whanganui Memorial Public - Kevin Michael - Researcher - 14 April 2021 - I cannot upload the photo of the memorial, but his name is not there.
    • His name appears on the Sumner SAW Memorial on the beachfront. Public - Kevin Michael - Researcher - 14 April 2021 - I cannot upload a photo of the memorial, but his name is one of the 2 names.

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 16 July 1900 AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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05 May 2021KevinSouth AfricaResearcher
14 April 2021Kevin MichaelSouth AfricaResearcher

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