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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: HMNZT 74
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: Military personnel file
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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