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Samuel Alfred Crowhurst

Portrait of Sergeant Samuel Alfred Crowhurst 12/1933 - Military Medal. R24184781, Archives New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant Samuel Alfred Crowhurst 12/1933 - Military Medal. R24184781, Archives New Zeala …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Crowhurst AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1933 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1890 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Mercer, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Samuel George Crowhurst (father), 4 Roxburgh Street, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1933 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      MM. L.G. 16 August 1917, p8429, Rec No 938. For devotion to duty. This non-commissioned officer established a strong point when his platoon officer and sergeant had been put out of action.When the post was established he kept the garrison together and hung on through heavy shellfire until releived. The garrison was on several occassions buried by shell. AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Samuel George and Catherine Crowhurst, of 24 Eden Street, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Five sons served in WW1: Arthur Frederick Livingstone Crowhurst (24/99) died; Francis Ernest Crowhurst (60080) kia, Leslie Upton Clifford Crowhurst (60081), Samuel Alfred Crowhurst (12/1933) kia, Victor Roy Crowhurst (12/1934)

    Mud Corner was the name given to a road junction on the northern edge of Ploegsteert Wood, very close to the front. The cemetery was used from 7 June 1917, when the New Zealand Division captured Messines, to December 1917. All of the burials, save one, are of New Zealand or Australian forces. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Mud Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM II C 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Family grave memorial, St Mark's Churchyard (Anglican), 95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Newmarket War Memorial, Olympic Park, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • The Borough of Newmarket War Memorial, Auckland Council Archives AWMM
    • Mercer First World War Memorial, corner of Roose Road and Riverbank Road, Mercer AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Thinking of you and your brave brothers who fought for our great country. Linda Green (grand daughter of Charles Crowhurst )
    Public - Linda - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • My love and thoughts are with you and your brothers. Your Bravery and Courage will never be forgotten. Rachael Duff (Crowhurst) Grand Daughter of the late George and Emily Crowhurst
    Public - Rachael - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
  • For my Pop Lawrence Albert Crowhurst
    Public - Leigh Anne - Other Relative - 12 April 2015



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25 April 2015LindaTe Awamutu New ZealandOther Relative
25 April 2015RachaelAucklandOther Relative
12 April 2015Leigh AnneNew ZealandOther Relative

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