PORTEOUS, George James
(Service number 16120)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs T. Batt (sister), 39 Catherine Street, North Invercargill, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Date 13 July 1916
Transport Manuka then transhipped to "Malwa" at Sydney for Suez, Egypt
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

“… he worked for my grandfather in pleasant point … some time later he was very ill for some months … [eventually] he went back to the front, as a blacksmith … [sent] to vet-corps …”, SCRoll Web Submission from G Hillyer, 10 November 2014.


Cenotaph (10 November 2014); SCRoll web submission,G Hillyer, 8 November 2014

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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