PELVIN, George Andrew
(Service number 13638)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 April 1891||Place of Birth||Recliff, Waimate|
|Date||17 January 1916||Age||24|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||R.C. Pelvin (father), Glenavy, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements Machine-Gun Section (Attached to Mounted Rifles Brigade)|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Plymouth or Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With||Machine Gun Specialist Company|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Machine Gun Corps|
|Service Medals||British War Medal (1914-1920); Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||26 November 1917||Age||26|
|Place of Death||England|
|Cause||Died of heart failure following an operation on wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England|
|Memorial Reference||Row VIII, Grave C4|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
Fourth child of Richard and Janet Pelvin (nee Geddes). George attended the Taiwai School starting 13 Apr 1896 and left after Std 5.
Pelvin enlisted in January 1916, training at Trentham and Featherston camps prior to embarkation. He was wounded in France and taken to hospital in England where he died of heart failure following an operation at Walton-on-Thames Hospital.
Pelvin's medals were sent to his parents after he died in England. They were issued as follows: British War Medal on 9 November 1921; Victory Medal on 20 September 1922; Scroll on 24 June 1921 and Plaque on 15 February 1922. According to the Official History he was buried in London Necropolis Cemetery, Brookwood.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 Dec 2013]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20800422. Luxford, J. "With the machine gunners in France and Palestine." Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1923; see also Winsome Grfiffin's family history pages at http://winsomegriffin.com/Pelvin/ChasJessiePelvinChildren.html; Luxford, J. (1923). With the machine gunners in France and Palestine. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. Digital copy http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH1-Mach.html; SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015
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