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Wesley Neal Spragg

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wesley Neal AWMM
  • Surname
    Spragg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 January 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Wesley Spragg (father), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wesley Spragg was the son of Annie (nee Dearnley) and Wesley Spragg. He attended King's College from 1908 to 1911 and appears in their Roll of Honour. He served as an Armament Officer and was believed to have served operationally in France.

    His father was born in Madeley, Shropshire, England.

    Photographs and other archival material relating to Wesley Spragg's service with the RFC are held by Special Collections, Libraries and Learning Services, University of Auckland, as part of the Spragg family papers, MSS & Archives A-264. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    HeliopolisCairo AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM O. 96. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Spragg Memorial, Kaitarakihi Park, Cornwallis, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Family memorial, George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, cnr of Rosebank Road & Orchard Street AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Symonds Street Cemetery, 105 Symonds Street AWMM
    • Mount Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Mount Albert Methodist Church, 831 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Mount Albert Methodist Church, 831 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • King's College, Auckland. (1918). King's College, Auckland : the Great War, 1914-18. Auckland, N.Z.: The College. AWMM
    • Waitakere Walks by Williamson and Foster (1977) AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998). Vol 1, p. 46 AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Gray, M. (2008). They will not be forgotten. Western Leader. AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Anon. (2010). War memorial for a brave Spragg son. Western Leader AWMM
    • Macdonald, A. G. (1915) A. G. Macdonald Album 2. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-546. AWMM
    • Spragg, W. (1920). In memory, W.N.S. Auckland: W. Spragg. The Dedication of monument in Kaitarakihi (Memorial) Park, Auckland, NZ. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. AWMM
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