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Peter Prendergast

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter AWMM
  • Surname
    Prendergast AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Prendergrast AWMM
    • Peter AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2414 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 February 1892 Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 J. Prendergrast (father), Glenavy, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2414 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal and bar (MM*) AWMM
    Military Medal - London Gazette, 17 April 1917, p3700, Rec No 718:Was very conspicuous during the attempted raid on our trenches, on the morning of 27th February 1917. Early in the bombardment he was buried in the minnenwerfer. After being dug out he again took post in the fire bay, keeping his men together by force of example. His courage is of the highest order. Locality east of Ploegsteert. Bar Military Medal - London Gazette, 11 December 1918, p14651, Rec No 2277: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field on the 16th/17th inset in front of Puisieux-Au-Mont. During an attack by his Battalion in co-operation with troops of the 37th Division on our left for the capture of enemy positions as far east at the Bucquoy - Puisieux-au-Mont road, this N.C.O. was in charge of the party detailed to clear Fork Wood which was at the time occupied by the enemy. For the security of the Company's right flank it was necessary that this wood should be gained and cleared quickly, but in order to reach it the two attacking sections which he commanded had to advance over about 50 yards of ground which afforded no protection and which was under severe machine gun fire. He led his sections forward with dash and ability and secured, cleared and occupied the wood, thus affording the necessary protection to the Company's right flank. He leadership and example were of a very high order and undoubtedly served to inspire his men. He rendered very valuable assistance subsequently in the consolidation of his new line when it was under enemy artillery fire of the most intense nature. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/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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  • Sergeant Prendergast was the son of James and Ellen Prendergast of Eiffelton, Ashburton, New Zealand

    This person is listed as Prendergrast in the Nominal Rolls. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM XVI B 9 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • In remembrance of great uncle Peter
    Gerard , Sandra and Peter
    Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 20 April 2022
  • Remembering Great Uncle Peter.

    Gerard and Peter Davidson , Sandra Everest
    Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 23 April 2021
  • In remembrance of Great Uncle Peter

    Sandra , Gerard and Peter. April 2020
    Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 24 April 2020
  • I lay these poppies in remembrance of Great Uncle Peter.

    Sandra ,Gerard, and Peter

    Public - Sandra - Direct descendant - 22 April 2019
  • Peter was awarded for gallantry twice. I salute his courage. He was my grandmother’s brother- one of 13 perhaps 16. It seems so very sad he died just before the end of the war. I send love to all who suffered from his loss and all who suffer loss in all wars. May we live in peace and love and harmony all over this beautiful planet. Thank you, Peter, for what you did in that horrific war. In love your great niece. Xxx
    Public - Pauline - Direct descendant - 18 July 2018
  • In memory Of Great Uncle Peter on the 100 Anniversary of his death 2 nd October 1918.

    Sandra Everest, Gerard and Peter Davidson
    Public - Sandra - Other relative - 21 April 2018
  • My name is Sandra I am the great niece of Uncle Peter, my grand mother Ellen (Nellie) was Peter's sister. I have visited his grave on three occasions recently and with my husband Evan and son Michael intend to do so on his 100 anniversary 2 nd October 2018. I lay this poppy in remembrance for my family ,father Gerald ,brothers Gerard, and Peter.
    Public - Sandra - Other relative - 17 April 2017
  • Peter Prendergast was my Great-Uncle. My mother named me after him. His name is on the roll at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. By all accounts he was a wild and very brave man who was sadly missed by his friends and family. I think of him when I attend Dawn Parade services.
    Public - Peter - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 April 2022Sandra Adelaide South AustraliaDirect descendant
14 April 2020Justine AucklandOther relative
22 April 2019SandraAdelaide ,AustraliaDirect descendant
18 July 2018PaulineChristchurch, New ZealandDirect descendant
21 April 2018SandraAdelaide AustraliaOther relative

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