LUKE, Raymond Pierce
(Service number 32352)

Aliases Service number incorrectly indexedas 32322 on Archway
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 25 October 1892 Place of Birth Gore

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 35 York Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs R, P. LUKE (wife), 34 Saint David Street, Dunedin
Religion Methodist
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 10th Reinforcements, 3rs Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 18 April 1948 Age 54 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 106, Plot 20
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Raymond Pierce Luke was the son of Gibson Pierce and Mary Luke. From at least 1914 Raymond Pierce Luke was residing at Timaru. In 1916 he married Mary McPherson Easton. Mary died in 1921. Raymond was married secondly in 1924 to Ethel May Sinclair of Temuka, by whom he had three children.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [09 December 2016]

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