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Full Name
Claude Searle Pownceby
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Claude Searle
Surname
Pownceby
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
4/1384
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Next of Kin
Mrs A.L. Pownceby (wife), Cockwood Station, near Devon, England
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Commercial Hotel, Waihi, New Zealand
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Tunnelling Company
Embarkation Unit
Headquarters, No. 3 Relief
Embarkation Date
18 December 1915
Place of Embarkation
Auckland, New Zealand
Transport
Ruapehu 18 December 1915
Vessel
Ruapehu
Destination
Plymouth, England
Page on Nominal Roll
591
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Engineers
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
14 September 1916
Age at Death
39
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Arras Memorial, Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference
Bay 10.
Biographical Notes
Claude Pownceby was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pownceby, of 27 Lyncroft Gardens, Hampstead, London; husband of A. Lilian Pownceby, of 16 Market Place, Wokingham, Berk., England
Description of Image
Image of memorial at Arras provided by Gabrielle Fortune.
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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