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Raymond John Ambury

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond John AWMM
  • Surname
    Ambury AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 63991 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 September 1886 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra CheltenhamDevonport Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mildred Sarah Ambury (wife), care of Miss King, Devon Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 63991 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Minister of Religion/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      131 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur and Emily Ambury, of Cheltenham, England; husband of Mildred Sarah Ambury, of Gill St., New Plymouth, New Zealand.

    The entrance to New Plymouth Boys' High School commemorates those Old Boys who were killed or died of wounds in World War 1.

    Ordained minister of Baptist Church; enlisted as a private soldier.
    War service: Western Front
    Embarked Wellington, 22 November 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 7 January 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; marched in to New Zealand General Base Depot, Etaples, 24 March 1918.
    Marched in to No 1 New Zealand Entrenching Bn, 26 March 1918.
    Transferred to 1st Bn, Wellington Regiment, and posted to 7 Company, in the field, 5 April 1918.
    Killed in action, nr Bancourt, France, 30 August 1918.

    Parents: Arthur and Emily Ambury, Cheltenham, England; Wife: Mildred Sarah Ambury, Gill Street, New Plymouth

    Parents: Arthur and Emily Amsbury (both b. England); emigrated 1893 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. A. 19 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    New Plymouth Boy's High School memorial gate, New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM

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24 May 2018NPBHS ArchivesNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher

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