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Stephen Sidney Pennefather

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Portrait, WW1, studio, postcard stamped, not franked, message, detail (front) (photograph given by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, WW1, studio, postcard stamped, not franked, message, detail (front) (photograph given by f …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stephen Sidney AWMM
  • Surname
    Pennefather AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sid AWMM
    • Sydney Stephen AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 10/1318 AWMM
    • WWII 28091 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1914 AWMM Fordell, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 1939 AWMM Waimate North, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • O.B. Pennefather (father), Denlair, Fordell, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs H.M. Pennefather (wife), Marne Road, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1942 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      MC. Swam the River Lys London Gazette 15/02/1919 AWMM
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      DCM. Retrieved wounded London Gazette 22/10/1917 AWMM
    • DCM was awarded for leading a patrol across the Lys. The MC was awarded for leading two platoons in an attack during Passchendaele. Public - Riki - Other relative - 26 April 2020 - MC - 2nd Supplement to the London Gazette 29 July 1919
      DCM - "NEW ZEALAND DIVISION 1916-1919. The New Zealanders In France [Illustrated ..."
      By Colonel H Stewart C.M.G. D.S.O. M.C.
      Pickle Partners Publishing, 13/06/2014

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Injured between wrist bones in France AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Possibly an appendectomy in 1917 AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Suffered a stroke about 1 year before death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in Fiji during WW2 in a noncombatant role

    He was buried in Lower Hutt.

    Address before enlistment recorded on the Nominal Roll 3 as Marne Road. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1982 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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26 April 2020RikiNew ZealandOther relative
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