PRATTLEY, Horace James
(Service number 6/2046)
|First Rank||Sergeant||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Catherine Violet Prattley (wife), care of W. McLean, 115 Forth Street, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||13 June 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||CanterburyInfantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||1 October 1916||Age||25|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial|
Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Prattley. Husband of Catherine Violet Prattley, of 3 Miller Street, St. Kilda, Dunedin.
The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection contains a printed souvenir (MS 2004/40) describing the voyage of troopship no. 25 ex R.M.S. Tahiti from Wellington, New Zealand, that appears to belong to Sergeant H.J. [Horace James] Prattley.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [3 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20802606
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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG
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