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Samuel Stanley Choate

Gravestone, CWGC, Linwood Cemetery (photo Sarndra Lees January 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved.

Gravestone, CWGC, Linwood Cemetery (photo Sarndra Lees January 2010) - Image has All Rights Reserved …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Stanley AWMM
  • Surname
    Choate AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/660 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 January 1882 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Burnett Street, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Ethel R. Choate (sister), Box 328, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/660 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      Meritorious Service Medal (MSM). London Gazette, 1 January 1918, p77, Rec 1261: This N.C.O. is the Senior Clerk and has performed the duties of a clerk in the Office of the AA & QMG during the past 19 months. His work at all times has been good and during the Messines operations was of a very high order. By his devotion to duty he has rendered valuable service which is worthy of reward AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on voyage home AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Samuel Choate was the son of Mr William and Mrs Agnes Choate, of 350 Cashel Street, Christchurch.

    The surname is spelled Choate and also Choat on the family memorial. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1919 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Linwood Cemetery, Entrance off Butterfield Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM Block 20 Lot 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I am Stanley's great neice. Stanley was my grand mother Ethel Regina Hervey nee Choates brother and his next of kin. I am speaking at an ANZAC service at Christ Church in Russell where I am a Sacramental Minister on the 24April and will tell Stanley's story. I was quite shocked to find in my research that he was killed on board the SSPakeha on his way home. I have a copy of a beautuful letter from him written on the day before Germany surrendered. Is there any way to find out what 'accidental death' meant. Thank you Paula
    Public - Paula - Direct descendant - 14 April 2016



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14 April 2016PaulaRussell,Bay of IslandsDirect descendant

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