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Samuel Forsyth

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Samuel AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Forsyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 4/400 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 26 Cotterville Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    WW1 Mrs Thomas Forsyth (mother), 26 Cotterville Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 16 Whiringa ā-nuku 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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  • Pakanga
  • Kauhanga riri
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 4/400 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    Victoria Cross (VC) AWMM
    Citation: "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the attack on Grevillers, 24th August 1918. On nearing the objective, his company came under heavy machine-gun fire. Through Sergeant Forsyth's dashing leadership and total disregard of danger, three machine-gun positions were rushed and the crews taken prisoners, before they could inflict any casualties on our troops. During the subsequent advance his company came under heavy fire from several machine-guns, two of which he located by daring reconnaissance. In his endeavour to gain support from a tank he was wounded, but after having the wound bandaged he again got in contact with the tank, which, in the face of very heavy fire from machine-guns and anti-tank guns, he endeavoured to lead, with magnificent coolness, to a favourable position. The tank, however, was put out of action. Sergeant Forsyth then organised the tank crew and several of his men into a section, and led them to a position where the machine guns could be outflanked. Always under heavy fire, he directed them into positions which brought about the retirement of the enemy and enabled the advance to continue. This gallant N.C.O. was at that moment killed by a sniper. From the moment of the attack to the time of his death, Sergeant Forsyth's courage and coolness,combined with great power of initiative, proved an invaluable incentive to all who were with him, and he undoubtedly saved many casualties among his comrades." AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

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  • Samuel Forsyth was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Forsyth of Wellington; husband of Mary S. Forsyth, of 79 John Knox Street, Glasgow, Scotland

    Victoria Cross not publicly held AWMM


  • Matenga
    24 Hereturikōkā 1918 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France AWMM I. I. 39. AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Victoria Cross commemorative paving stone, National Memorial Aboretum, Staffordshire, England Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 November 2015 - personal visit
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Dunedin, Victoria Cross winners' plaque, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Samuel Forsyth mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Samuel Forsyth

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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  • A hero to his country and to his family. Proud to be a part of his lineage and to know of the service he gave to our country.
    Public - Angela - Other relative - 19 Paengawhāwhā 2018
  • Dear Samuel Forsyth,

    Thank you so so much for Serving for Our Country! I Promise that Us countries (Including New Zealand And Australia!) Will Always Honour you! Please Everyone that reads this, Make sure to Honour Those who fought in the wars.

    R.I.P Soldiers.
    Public - Eva - Researcher - 11 Paengawhāwhā 2018
  • Thank you for being so brave, you will not be forgotten
    Public - Elisabeth - Self - 1 Hōngongoi 2015
  • Thank-you Samuel for being so brave and resilient. You have helped keep New Zealand a safe country to live in. We admire that you fought in the War so we can live freely. We especially think your Victoria Cross medal was well earned and that you will not be forgotten. Year 1, Room 5 Kowhai, Karori Normal School
    Public - Room 5 Kowhai - Researcher - 22 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • Thank you Samuel for saving our country and giving us freedom. We think you are brave, strong and very very courageous. We thank you for not giving up even though you were wounded. We will remember you and your sacrifice to our country. Room Roopu Pukeko Year 1 and 2. Wiri Central School
    Public - Roopu Pukeko - Researcher - 21 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • We think Samuel was such a brave and courageous man to have kept on fighting the enemy, even when he was badly wounded. He was tough and protected other people. Samuel did not give up and this is a great message for us to try and do when we find things too hard. We thank, Samuel for showing such courage and for helping to save our country and give us freedom. Our country is a great place to live in because of what Samuel did for us. Our thoughts are with you. From all of the Year 2 and 3 children in Room 7 Tuatara, Opawa School, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Public - Room 7 Opawa School Christchurch, New Zealand - Researcher - 20 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • Sergeant Samuel Forsyth was one of the many brave men who lost their lives in world war 1. He died a hero and will forever be remembered from the people of the lives he touched and to all the people he helped save. He is an inspiration to us all, rest in peace you brave soul.
    Public - Keeley - Self - 29 Poutūterangi 2015

Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 240 AWMM
    • Harper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMM
      p.121-122 AWMM
    • Volunteers: the Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society AWMM
      N.Z.E.F. VC Auctioned. (1981, December). The Volunteers., 8(3) p.14-15 AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
      p. 112 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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19 Paengawhāwhā 2018AngelaNgaruawahia, New ZealandOther relative
11 Paengawhāwhā 2018EvaNew ZealandResearcher
01 Hōngongoi 2015ElisabethNew ZealandSelf
22 Paengawhāwhā 2015Room 5 KowhaiWellington, New ZealandResearcher
21 Paengawhāwhā 2015Roopu PukekoAucklandResearcher
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