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Samuel Cunningham Greer

Portrait, probably taken pre WW1 as the hat badge is for the Otago Mounted Rifles that he served in before the war. (Kindly provided by his grandson Roy Duffy) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel Cunningham AWMM
  • Surname
    Greer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    33101 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 L.W. Greer (wife), 43 Hawthorne Avenue, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 March 1917 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Severely wounded right arm and shoulder, ear AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: G.S.W. shoulder, spine and ear, fract, left humerus Percent of disability: 50 Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • NZTSM. awarded as a 2nd Lieutenant, with the 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles, 27 May 1913 Memo 2/1070

    He was Captain from 12 March 1917 with the Otago Regiment as a Company Commander

    He returned to New Zealand to recover from his wounds. He had part of the ear shot off and bullet - shrapnel wound to the elbow. He had his arm in a metal frame for a time after the war and spent a considerable time, years, recuperating in Dunedin. He didn't go back to the Maniatoto to farm until about 1921 - 22 or so.

    His son, 2nd Lieutenant F.F. Greer (427180) served in the Otago Mounted Rifles pre WW2 and 18th Armoured Regiment and was killed on active service in Italy.

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): 43 Hawthorne Avenue Dunedin AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • 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

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 13 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM