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Percy Ellerm

Full length portrait of Percy Ellerm in military uniform. Image kindly provided by Collett family. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Full length portrait of Percy Ellerm in military uniform. Image kindly provided by Collett family. I …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Ellerm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 87525 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 June 1898 AWMM FeildingManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 24 June 1918 AWMM Awahuri Road, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs F.S. Ellerm (mother), Awahuri Road, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 87525 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 24 June 1918 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 Private AWMM

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      112 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, WWI AWMM
      29 inches (min), 33 inches (max) AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Dark Brown AWMM
    • Medical, WWI AWMM
      Medical (Anaemia): Records indicate treatment for anaemia. [details mostly illegible] AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Illness (Influenza): Admitted to hospital on 10 August 1918. Discharged 3 days later on the 13th. AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick Samuel and Barbara Ellerm (nee Cockburn).

    Husband of Gwendoline Letitia Ellerm (nee Wilson).

    The following is a short chronology of Private Ellerm's war service compiled from his service record:

    Commenced duty with rank of Private attached to C Company Cl., on 1 August 1918.

    Transferred to 51st Reinforcements, Specialist Company, on 17 October 1918.

    Served in New Zealand, at Featherston Camp, until demobilisation on 29 November 1918.

    Died Cerebral Haemorrhage AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1951 AWMM
    Age 53 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Area 10, Block C, Row 1, Plot 20 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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