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William Terrington Popple


Grave of W.T Popple

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Terrington AWMM
  • Surname
    Popple AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 7692 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr William T. Popple (father), Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 March 1902 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 1/2 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Popple attended the Annat school, Malvern.

    Married Mary Ann Leigh.

    Father of George Leigh Popple.

    He served in South Africa for 160 days in the final stages of the Anglo-Boer War, primarily in the Transvaal. He was discharged 26 August 1902, then rejoined the Permanent Force in 1904-6.

    He was seconded to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in August 1918. He received artillery training in the 49th Reinforcements for the NZ Filed Artillery, and was temporarily promoted to Bombadier. However, as World War I was drawing to a close, he was granted leave without pay before embarkation and was stood down from duty until after the war. He rejoined after 26 March 1919, and may have been stationed at Lyttelton. In 1921-22 he was transferred to the New Zealand Army Orders Corps until his discharge.

    Father was named William Popple. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 26 August 1958 AWMM
      Age 77 AWMM
      ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
    • 26 August 1958 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 78 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bromley Cemetery AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Chamberlain, H. (1995). Service lives remembered : the Meritorious Service Medal in New Zealand and it's recipients 1895-1994. Wellington, NZ.: Author. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM


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