RUSCOE, Frederick Walter
(Service number 71276)

Aliases Enlisted and died as ROSCOE
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 20 March 1888 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 14 April 1917 Age 29 years 1 month
Address at Enlistment Egmont Private Hotel, Wellington
Occupation Storeman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. A.VICKERS (sister), Ormond Street, Woodville
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 11 inches. Weight 176 lbs. Chest measurement 34-38 inches. Complexion ruddy. Eyes hazel. Hair dark brown. Sight - right eye 6/24, left eye 6/60. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Not good bodily & mental health. No fits. Defective vision.

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 36th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 23 April 1918
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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 23 September 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Manufacturer; labourer


Date 28 March 1949 Age 61 years
Place of Death Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Crematorium, Wellington
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Walter Ruscoe was born on 20 March 1888 at Temuka, the youngest son of Henry and Elizabeth (née Cooper) Ruscoe. The family moved to Napier in 1892' Frederick Walter Ruscoe was a brother of Alfred Cooper Ruscoe who was killed in action in 1915 in France and of Herbert Lyttelton Ruscoe who also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 January 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5550 0099738) [03 February 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [19 March 2015, 23 January 2017]; Karori Crematorium record (Wellington City Council) [27 January 2017]

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