COLVILLE, Percival Lawrence
(Service number 14068)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Coach builder
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Frederick Colville (father), Tinwald, Ashburton
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Percival Lawrence Colville, known as Percy, was the second son of Frederick and Sarah Jane (née Collins) Colville. His older brother Cecil Frederick Colville was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme. Percy attended several schools - Waimate, Makikihi, Otaio, Rakaia.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 October 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 October 2016]; School admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG)

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