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Maurice William Campbell Sprott

Portrait of Captain Maurice William Campbell Sprott, Archives New Zealand, R24184946. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Maurice William Campbell Sprott, Archives New Zealand, R24184946. Image may be s …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice William Campbell AWMM
  • Surname
    Sprott AWMM
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  • Also known as
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    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
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    Army AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "Elder son of the Bishop of this diocese, was at School here from 1898, and left us to continue his studies in Wellington, where he proved himself a man of remarkable ability. He subsequently went home to Cambridge, and there gained the highest honours obtainable in both classics and history. He enlisted immediately the war broke out, when he was assistant master at Victoria College, Jersey, receiving his commission in the 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, the following November. But for two brief periods when he was wounded he remained on active service up to the time of his death. He was awarded the M.C. for conspicuous gallantry in the Somme offensive, and was twice mentioned in despatches, the last occasion being in connection with the fighting before Cambrai with General Byng's army, when he and his orderly captured ten prisoners. He fell in action on March 21st, 1918." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 March 1918 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Arras Memorial, Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM

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29 November 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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