(Service number 19066)

First Rank Lance Sergeant Last Rank


Date 27 April 1879 Place of Birth Port Chalmers

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Cave
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. STUMBLES (father), Post-office, Levels, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
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 6th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 January 1947 Age 67 years
Place of Death Ngapara, Oamaru
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 180, Plot 13, 14
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas

Biographical Notes

David Stumbles was the seventh son of John and Harriet (née Coleman) Stumbles. In 1920 at Ashburton, he married Jane Anne McIntyre McCormick who predeceased him and is buried in a McCormick plot at Pleasant Point. His youngest brother albert, was killed in action in 1917 at Ypres, Belgium.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 April 2019]; Oamaru Cemetery burial record (Waitaki District Council) [23 April 2019]

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