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REGINALD NAPIER CRESSWELL

CRESSWELL, REGINALD NAPIER

RANK:   TROOPER                SERIAL NO:  16076

UNIT:   9th SQUADRON, WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES

BORN:       21/06/1890      -        NEW ZEALAND      

DIED:     28/10/1918        DIED OF DISEASE (MALARIA)             
         
PLACE:    27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO, EGYPT    
    
SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   John and Louisa CRESSWELL

SIBLINGS:       

NEXT OF KIN:   JOHN CRESSWELL, (father), ‘Viewfield’, HATUMA

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   JOHN CRESSWELL, HATUMA

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ‘VIEWFIELD’, HATUMA

HEIGHT:   5’ 5”        WEIGHT:    126lb.        CHEST:   32½”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE            HAIR:  FAIR
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  CAIRO BRITISH CEMETERY,  EGYPT
                
ENLISTED:   FEATHERSTON            DATE:   17/03/1916

MAIN BODY:                       REINFORCEMENT:  15th 

MILITARY RECORD:
PRIOR TO ENLISTING – 9th HAWKE’S BAY MOUNTED RIFLES.
21/03/1916.  POSTED TO OTAGO MOUNTED RIFLES.
05/04/1916.  TRANSFERRED CYCLISTS COMPANY, 15th REINFORCEMENT.
13/07/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON ‘MANUKA’, THEN TRANSHIPPED
        AT SYDNEY TO S.S. ‘MALWA’.
25/08/1916.  DISEMBARKED AT SUEZ, EGYPT.
03/10/1916.  POSTED WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES TRAINING REGIMENT.
19/04/1917.  WOUNDED IN THE FIELD (GUNSHOT WOUND TO HEAD).
20/04/1917.  ADMITTED HOSPITAL, EL ARISH.
28/04/1917.  ADMITTED 24th STATIONARY HOSPITAL, KANTARA.
16/05/1917.  ATTACHED CONVALESCENT CAMP, MONTAZA, (PROGRESS
        SATISFACTORY).
20/05/1917.  LEFT HOSPITAL, RETURNED TO UNIT.
26/05/1917.  POSTED TO SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION EX HOSPITAL.
21/06/1917.  ATTENDED SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION, ZEITOUN. QUALIFIED
        IN 26th HOTCHKISS COURSE AS A GUNNER.
22/09/1917.  DETACHED TO REST CAMP, MARAKEL.
14/10/1917.  REJOINED 9th SQUADRON, WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES.
20/05/1918.  DETACHED TO REST CAMP, PORT SAID.
05/06/1918.  MARCHED IN AND POSTED FROM BRIGADE TO REST CAMP
        PORT SAID.
22/07/1918.  TRANSFERRED TO N.Z. MOUNTED RIFLE BRIGADE.
14/10/1918.  ADMITTED 27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO (MALARIA).
28/10/1918.  DIED OF MALARIA, 27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.