SARGENT, Austin Frederick
(Service number 68562)

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Date 10 May 1897 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Harris Street, Waimate
Occupation Printer
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. K. SARGEBT (mother), Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
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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 34th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Post-war Occupations


Date 22 March 1975 Age 77 years
Place of Death Princess Margaret Hospital, Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 24 March 1975
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 149, Plot 1330
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Austin Frederick SARGENT was born in 1897at Dunedin, the eldest in the family of Joseph Ernest and Adela Kate (née WILLIAMS) SARGENT. Austin was only 8 years old when his father died. Some time after his mother and her children moved to Waimate. He enlisted as soon as he became of age. Mr Sargent was the editor of the Waimate Daily Advertiser for about 40 years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [29 December 2015]; Headstone image Timaru Cemetery (Timaru District Council) [02 January 2016]; Evening Star, 21 December 1904, Oamaru Mail, 15 December 1910, Otago Daily Times, 11 December 1915, Sun, 5 August 1919, 19 & 26 November 1920, Press, 3 June 1921, 15 February 1922, 16 May 1922, 13 April 1923, 15 September 1928, 5 March 1935 (Papers Past) [02 January 2016]; Timaru Herald, 24 March 1975 [x 2] (Timaru District Library) [05 January 2016]

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