SERPELL, Samuel Llewellyn
(Service number 3/2874)

First Rank Captain Last Rank Captain


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Surgeon
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Samuel James Serpell (father), Thames, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Mokoia or Navua or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Medical Corps

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Cross (MC)

Award Circumstances and Date

MC. London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13185: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to the wounded at the regimental aid post under heavy fire. Although twice wounded, he went on with his work until ordered to hospital by his commanding officer."

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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 15 December 1917 Age
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference III G 26
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library) - as L S Serpell?

Biographical Notes

Husband of M M Serpell of 447 Victoria Road, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia


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