STECHMAN, Ralph Sinclair
(Service number 6/550)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 21 April 1893 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 73 Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Occupation Pilot service
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin F. STECHMANN (father), 73 Elizabeth Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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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
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 June 1962 Age 69 years
Place of Death Westport
Memorial or Cemetery Orowaiiti Cemetery, Westport
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ralph Sinclair Stechmann was the son of Francis and Angelina (Annie) Stechman. He was educated at Timaru Main School. Ralph married Marie Gertrude Powell on 21 May 1918 in London. Marie died in 1923 at Timaru. He married secondly Lillian Lucy Port, 1937, in New Zealand. His father Frank, a pilot and the night watchman on the Ttimaru Harbour Board's dredge, died suddenly in September 1920.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2018]

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