VENNING, Samuel James
(Service number 16015)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant


Date 30 July 1883 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Grocer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary VENNING (mother), Russell Square, Timaru
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 14th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Medal

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 12 August 1955 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Section D, Block 13, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel James Venning was the fifth son of John and Mary Ann (née Brennan) Venning.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 February 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 February 2018]; Kelvin Grove Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [22 March 2018]

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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG

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