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PERCY LIMPUS

LIMPUS, PERCY

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  15737

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, ‘B’ COMPANY, WELLINGTON REGIMENT  

BORN:       26/04/1892      -      PATANGATA,  HAWKE’S BAY     

DIED:     07/06/1917        DIED OF WOUNDS        
              
PLACE:    MESSINES,  BELGIUM    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   CHURCH OF ENGLAND

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mrs F CORDELL (mother), DANNEVIRKE

SIBLINGS:                   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr Charles LIMPUS (uncle), TAMUMU, WAIPAWA.
                        
OCCUPATION:  SAWMILLER

EMPLOYER:   BAXTER BROS. HOKITIKA

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WAIPUKURAU,  H.B.

HEIGHT:   6’ 0½”        WEIGHT:    12st. 8lb.        CHEST:   35½”

COMP:   DARK        EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:   BLACK 
    
EDUCATION:    PASSED 4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   UNDERHILL FARM CEMETERY, (S.W.Messines),
                       COMINES-WARNETON, HAINAUT, BELGIUM

    

ENLISTED:       TRENTHAM                DATE:   03/04/1916  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   15th          

MILITARY RECORD:
PRIOR TO ENLISTMENT – TERRITORIALS MOUNTED RIFLES.
03/04/1916.  POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY, 15th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
30/07/1916.  EMBARKED  OVERSEAS FROM WELLINGTON.
29/09/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
10/10/1916.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS FROM ‘SLING’ TO FRANCE.
23/10/1916.  JOINED 2nd BATTALION, WELLINGTON REGIMENT, IN THE FIELD
FRANCE FROM BASE DEPOT.
06/02/1917.  TAKEN SICK TO HOSPITAL.
06/02/1917.  ADMITTED TO No.1 N.Z. FIELD AMBULANCE.
10/02/1917.  ADMITTED NORTH CASUALTY CLEARING STATION.
28/02/1917.  REJOINED BATTALION, IN THE FIELD FRANCE.
07/06/1917.  DIED OF WOUNDS, IN ADVANCE DRESSING STATION OF
        No.3 N.Z. FIELD AMBULANCE, IN THE FIELD, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.