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Full Name: Cedric Rolfe Sargood
Rank Last Held: Lieutenant
Forename(s): Cedric Rolfe
Surname: Sargood
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/1626
First Known Rank: Lieutenant
Next of Kin: P.R. Sargood (father), Newington Avenue, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Newington Avenue, Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 February 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez,Egypt (26 March 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 642
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 9 August 1915
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 14
Biographical Notes:
  • Son of Percy Rolfe Sargood and Lucy Constance Sargood (ne Ormond), of High Street, Dunedin.
  • Gained commission as Lieutenant on 16 January 1915 (Studholme 1928).
  • "Reported wounded and missing on August 9th, 1915, obtained his commission in the Territorials in March, 1914, and enlisted for active service two months after the outbreak of war. He left for the front with the Third Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, crossing to Gallipoli in May. Shortly after landing he was invalided back to Egypt, but reeurned [sic] after three weeks in hospital. At the time of his death he was acting second in command of his company, and letters from his superior officers, as well as men who served under him, speak of his fine manly qualities, making special reference to his soldierly ability and humanitarian care of those placed under his charge. He came to this School from Dunedin in 1906, and subsequently went to England where he completed his education." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])
Description of Image: Portrait
Archives NZ source:
Further References:
  • In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], Wanganui Chronicle Co. Ltd. [printer], Wanganui, 1919[?]
  • Studholme, J. (1928). p. 263.
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Studholme, J. (1928). Record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses and first-class warrant officers and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. Unofficial but based on official records. Wellington: Government printer.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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