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Rodney Talbot Devereux

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

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rodney Talbot AWMM
  • Surname
    Devereux AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Deveraux AWMM
  • Service number
    435 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 Kundibar, 72 Market Road, One-Tree Hill, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry De Bohun Devereux, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    435 AWMM
  • Military service
    • College Rifles AWMM
    • Waiuku Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father : Henry de Bohun Devereux , Customs Officer (1848-1909)

    Mother : Maud Philippa Salamon (1852-1934)

    4 sisters, 3 brothers

    Educated at St John's College , Auckland

    Occupation:Warehouseman (Archibald Clark & Sons, Shortland Street), and Farmer (Te Aroha, Waiuku, Waihi)

    Buried 20 miles north of Balmoral, with Private Oppenheim and Private Jennings

    He is now buried at the Diamond Hill Garden of Remembrance.

    Name is mispelt as Deveraux on the Anglo Boer War Memorial in the Auckland War Memorial Museum

    Auckland Museum Library - Photograph Collection DT939 P 851 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1900 AWMM
    TransvaalSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    22yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 291, 7 December 1900, Page 5
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Diamond Hill Garden of Remembrance, Donkerhoek, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • NZ Herald 16 January 1901 (account of battle)

      Auckland Star, 7 December 1900 (obituary)

      New Zealand Graphic, 15 December 1900 (with photograph)

      New Zealand Herald, 7 December 1900 (casualty lists and obituary) AWMM
    • THE LATE CORPORAL DEVEREUX.
      Aucklanders will deeply regret to see in the list of "killed" in the Reitfontein fight the name of a young Aucklander, Corporal Rodney Devereux ,of the Second Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Infantry. The late Corporal Devereux, who was only 22 years of age. was a son of the Hon. H. de Bohun Devereux, of the Auckland Customs. He was an old St. John's College boy, and was a corporal in the College Rifles. He had been in the employ of Messrs A. Clark and Sons, in Auckland, prior to joining the Second Contingent, His relatives had anticipated his arrival home here about Christmas, as his recent letters had stated that he had fallen behind his contingent through having lost his horse, and that he contemplated leaving for home after serving a time in the military police.

      Yesterday Mr Devereux received the following telegram from the Premier: "Deeply regret to inform you that Governor at Capetown cabled me that No. 435, Corporal Rodney Devereux, was killed in recent action at Reitfontein. You have my sincere heartfelt sympathy, and the consolation, small though it be, that he died a noble death, fighting for the Empire." Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 10 February 2016 - Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 291, 7 December 1900, Page 5
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Memorials

Memorial

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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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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
    • 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
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      [Account of death during the attack on at Reitfontein). (1901, 16 January). New Zealand Herald. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Regretted loss - Waiuku Mounted Rifles. 1900, December 10). New Zealand Herald. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 7 December 1900 (casualty lists and obituary) AWMM
    • The New Zealand Graphic AWMM
      New Zealand Graphic, 15 December 1900 (with photograph) AWMM
    • The Auckland Star AWMM
      Auckland Star, 7 December 1900 (obituary) AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
23 November 2016CaroleHowick, AucklandHusband
10 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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