STURGESS, Robert Frederick
(Service number 45040)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 4 August 1896 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Queens Terrace, Waimate
Occupation Carpenter's apprentice
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Ann STURGESS (mother), Queen's Drive, Waimate
Religion Church of England
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 28th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 24 September 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, 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 19 February 1979 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Marsden Valley\ Cemetery, Nelson
Memorial Reference Block 19A, Plot 146
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Frederick Sturgess was the son of William and An Sturgess, born to Rosa Annie Sturgess. He married Marion Ruth Lavinia Thompson in 1923.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 22 March 2018]; Marsden Valley Cemetery burial record (Nelson City Council) [22 March 2018]

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