RICKMAN , Robert Henry
(Service number 50067)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||19 August 1893||Place of Birth||Ashburton|
|Address at Enlistment||Chetnole, Waihao Downs, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||29th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade|
|Date||13 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal.|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||12 October 1919||Reason||Termination of period of engagement.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
47th Stat. Hosp, Cairo - pleurisy, 7 November 1918 - 29 November 1918; 44th Stat. Hosp. - pleurisy, 20 November 1918; 27th Gen. Hosp, Abbassia - 25 November 1918. Hosp, Cairo - sick, 5 November 1918.
|Date||17 November 1960||Age||67 yrs|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 000438|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Robert Abbott RICKMAN. Married Mary RUDDENKLAU, in 1926. Two daughters, one son. Nephew of Edward Albert RICKMAN killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli. He left Timaru for the Front on 11 April 1917. Farmer at Waihaorunga when he died.
Cenotaph Database [18 November 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0097826 [23 November 2013]; ancestry.com.au [23 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 10 April 1917 (Papers Past) [16 September 2014]
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