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RICHARD TAYLOR PEERS

PEERS, RICHARD TAYLOR

RANK:   RIFLEMAN        SERIAL NO:  26/368                         

UNIT:    ‘B’ COMPANY 4th BATTALION N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE 

BORN:       29/09/1887  -  TAKAPAU – NEW ZEALAND    

DIED:     17/09/1916        DIED OF WOUNDS
              
PLACE:    SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   ROMAN CATHOLIC

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Joseph and Mary Jane PEERS, WAKARARA

SIBLINGS:   George PEERS (brother), Otawhao, TAKAPAU
    
NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Mary Jane O’SULLIVAN (mother), WAKARARA 

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WAKARARA

HEIGHT:   5’ 10”        WEIGHT:    11st 7lb        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE        HAIR:   FAIR
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT,
                            SOMME, FRANCE

ENLISTED:       WAIPUKURAU             DATE:   15/06/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   3rd       

MILITARY RECORD:
11/10/1915.  POSTED N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE, ‘B’ COMPANY, TRENTHAM.
20/11/1915.  ADMITTED MAYMORN CAMP HOSPITAL (INFLUENZA).
05/02/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ‘MOKOIA’.
15/03/1916.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
07/04/1916.  EMBARKED FOR FRANCE FROM ALEXANDRIA. 
29/06/1916.  ADMITTED No.7 GENERAL HOSPITAL, ST OMER (GERMAN 
MEASLES). 
09/07/1916.  REJOINED UNIT FROM HOSPITAL IN THE FIELD, FRANCE.
15/09/1916.  WOUNDED AT SOMME. 
17/09/1916.   DIED OF WOUNDS, XV CORPS, MAIN DRESSING 
        STATION, FRANCE 

 

                                              
AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.