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Joseph Reginald Sommerville

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Reginald AWMM
  • Surname
    Sommerville AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 5754 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 June 1843 AWMM LurganArmagh AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 March 1900 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Charles Summerville (ex. 65 Foot), and Margaret

      The family arrived in New Zealand in 1845

      Educated at Whanganui School and privately

      Occupation: Farmer, No. 2 Line

      1869: Married Sarah Jane Alice Jones (died 1941 aged 88). They had 7 sons and 5 daughters.

      Boer War display in Auckland Museum. Display is NZ Troops on the Veldt and the display item is a souvenir mug featuring the names of the commanding officers of the first five contingents.
      2 sons served in South Africa with NZMR and on Gallipoli with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, 1NZEF

      Served as President of the New Zealand Rifle Association

      Retired as Colonel AWMM
    • Birth year: 1843

      Date of death: 23.12.1910 Public - casey - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family tree
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Death

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  • Death
    23 December 1910 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Matarawa Cemetery, Wanganui District, New Zealand AWMM Row B, Plot 23 (or 25) AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Whanganui Chronicle, 23 October 1910 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Scholefield, G.H. (1940). A dictionary of New Zealand biography. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      Who's Who (1908). page 160 AWMM
    • Scholefield, G.H. (1940). A dictionary of New Zealand biography. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Page 316. AWMM
    • Wanganui Chronicle AWMM
      Obituary: Whanganui Chronicle, 23 October 1910 AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
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