TEMPLE, Edwyn Grenville
(Service number 7/1146)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 6 May 1873 Place of Birth Harburton, Devon, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin E. F. TEMPLE (father), Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 5th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 November 1941 Age 68 years
Place of Death Spree Farm, Geraldine
Notices Press, 14 November 1941
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Crematorium, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwyn Grenville Temple was born in 1873 in England, the son of Edwtn Frederick and Caroline Maria (née Budgen) Temple. His father was a captain in the Crimean War.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 January 2017]; Press, 14 November 1941 (Papers Past) [05 January 2017]

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