(Service number 6/4127)

Aliases Born & died Samuel Robert POULTNEY
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 31 March 1884 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G POULTNEY (father), High Street, Christchurch
Religion Presbyterian
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 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 June 1956 Age 72 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Area 43, Plot 251
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel Poultney was the son of George and Elizabeth Poultney. He married Elizabeth Hain Scott in 1925.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 December 2018]; refer Press, 24 January 1920 (Papers Past)

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