REA, Wharton Brooke
(Service number 8/1316)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||abt 1889||Place of Birth||New Zealand|
|Address at Enlistment||Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin|
|Occupation||National Bank employee|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William Henry Rea (father), Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Otago Infantry Battalion|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||2nd Reinforcements|
|Date||14 December 1914|
|Transport||Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry 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||27 September 1915||Age||25|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetary, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Memorial Reference||Panel 16|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial; Otago Boys High School|
Son of William Henry Rea and Mrs Jessy Augusta (nee Jones) Real of North Dunedin. Native of Waimate Canterbury. Attended St Clair School Dunedin 1902.
Cenotaph database (Ocober 2014); BDM Historical Records (bdmhistoricalrecords,dai.govt.nz); Otago Daily Times, 20 December 1902, p8, and 23 February 1914, p4; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20804448; McGregor Simpsons "A Record of the Men from the Geraldine RSA District who fell in the Wars of 1914 -1918 and 1939 -1945"
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Researched and Written by
George Munro; John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG
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