SERCOMBE, Francis Walton
(Service number 50708)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 10 November 1895 Place of Birth New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin R. T. W. SERCOMBE (father), Kokonui, Geraldine
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 35th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 21 February 1918
Transport Moeraki; transhipped to Ormond at Sydney for Suez
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 July 1979 Age 83 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Salisbury Park Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Walton Sercombe was the son of Rupert Theodore Walton and Sophia Maria Eleanor Sercombe. Educated at Christ’s College, Christchurch, he is named on the Roll of Honour there. Trooper F. W. Sercombe, Geraldine, returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru, record [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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