PRATTLEY, Horace James
(Service number 6/2046)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Catherine Violet Prattley (wife), care of W. McLean, 115 Forth Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

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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