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Llewellyn Gilbert Grooby

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Llewellyn Gilbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Grooby AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 68405 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
    Mrs E. Grooby (mother), Motueka, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 68405 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 17 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Orchardist/Civilian 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "On 10 September, Grooby left for France, and three days later joined the 1 Battalion , Canterbury Regiment, 12 Company at Haplincourt Wood, southeast of the Bapaume. The next day, 14 September, the Battalion moved to huts to the west of Biefvillers, a peaceful area out of range of the enemy's bombing planes. Grooby was wounded in action on 5 November 1918 when he was involved in action in Mormal Forest, near Herbignies, east of Le Quesnoy. He received gunshot wounds to his head and a fractured skull. He was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 22 November and placed on the 'Dangerously Ill' list. He died on 9 January 1919." (Church, p.228)

    Llewellyn Grooby's brother, Laurence Robert Grooby, Trooper, 58408, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, was also killed in action on 27 October 1918. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. BB. 42. (Church, p.228)

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About death

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  • Death
    9 January 1919 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 20 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Riwaka Memorial Reserve, corner of State Highway 60 and School Road, Riwaka, Tasman District AWMM

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