PRUE, Samuel Creed
(Service number 24222)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 6 January 1896 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o W. Simpson, Waituna
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin S. PRUE (father), Opie Street, Waimate
Religion Salvation Army
Medical Information

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 13th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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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 19 December 1935 Age 39 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 28, Plot 195
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel Creed Prue was born on 6 January 1896 at Waimate, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (née Bryan) Prattley. S. C. Prue, 24222, of Waimate, returned to New Zealand per the “Kia Ora”, embarking at Liverpool in March 1919, the draft being due at Lyttelton on 7 May 1919. He married Jessie Uneta Welch in 1923. Samuel died on 19 December 1935, aged 39 years, and was buried in Waimate Cemetery (Free ground), Jessie with him in 1949. It appears that all of his relatively short life, apart from his time abroad, was spent at Waimate.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 June 2020]; Waimate Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [30 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 26 April 1919 (Papers Past) [27 June 2020]

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