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Frederick Saville Broome

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) (CC-BY John Halpin)

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


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Saville AWMM
  • Surname
    Broome AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    314 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 85 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Charles Saville Broome, Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


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


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • 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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    • 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 Charles Broome. AWMM
    • BROOME, FREDERICK SAVILLE.—Trooper, Second New Zealand Contingent. At College 1891-93. On leaving College, joined the staff of the A.M.P. Society at Wellington. A well-known athlete and footballer (Oriental Club). Among other performances on the track, won the Old Boys’ 100yds at one of our sports meetings. While on active service in the Orange Free State he had a very narrow escape for his life, as a shell blew bis horse to pieces under him, without doing him any harm. Not very tall, he was yet of splendid physique, but in spite of this the irregularities of the campaign, such us the badness of the food and the water, brought on dysentery and then enteric, with the result that he succumbed to the latter in hospital at Johannesburg, July 23rd. Public - Mike - Researcher - 8 June 2023 - Wellington College December 1900 Wellingtonian
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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1900 AWMM
    JohannesburgSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Johannseburg Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, 2nd New Zealand Contingent, Boer War 1900, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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