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Percy Tivey Emerson

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percy Tivey AWMM
  • Surname
    Emerson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tirry AWMM
    • Percy Tivy Emerson AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 128 AWMM
    • WWI 11/701 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
    WW1 Crescent Road, Roseneath, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Lilian Emerson (wife), 132 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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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
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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 the late John and Charlotte Emerson; husband of Ellen A. Emerson, of 144, St. Martin's Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand.

    'Lieutenant P.T. Emerson, who was killed early in the morning of the 30th May, was a most popular officer and a good soldier. He had previously fought throughout the South African campaign, where in his brilliant work gained for him quick promotion.' Official War History of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914-1919' p.34 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 May 1915 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Quinns PostGallipoli AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    Lieut. P T Emerson, who is reported to have been killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a meat inspector at Gisborne eight years ago. Lieut. Emerson saw service in South Africa with the First Contingent, and subsequently re turned with the 'Seventh Contingents a Lieutenant. After the war he joined the Agricultural Department, and in that capacity was a meat inspector at Gisborne, and was well-known locally as "Tiny" Emerson. From Gisborne he went to Napier, and at the outbreak of war volunteered for service from Wellington, being attached, to the Wellington Mounted Rifles. He was given command of the' first troop sent from Gisborne in August last. Lieutenant Emerson was known as a splendid rider, a fearless and dashing officer, and his demise will be regretted by a host of friends. , He was about 39 years of age, and was a son of the late Police Inspector Emerson. He leaves a widow, who will have much sympathy Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 15 May 2023 - POVERTY BAY HERALD, VOLUME XLII, ISSUE 13702, 4 JUNE 1915, PAGE 3
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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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    Public - murray roy - Other Relative - 5 May 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 215 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
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
30 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
14 May 2018AllanRotoruaResearcher
05 May 2015murray roytaupo,nzOther Relative

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