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Full Name
Rupert Sydney Taucher
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Rupert Sydney
Surname
Taucher
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
33476
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Ellen Taucher (mother), Francis Line, Carterton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
21st Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
19 January 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ulimaroa
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
52
Page on Nominal Roll
10
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
24 November 1917
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes
Rupert Taucher was the son of Robert and Helen Taucher, of Belvedere Rd., Carterton, New Zealand, and the brother of Archibald Taucher 27984 who also died in WW1.
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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