Regimental number12/439
Date of birth8 May 1893
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria, Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTauranga, Bay of Plenty
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Pemberton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Previous military serviceCurrently serving in D Company, 6th Hauraki Infantry Regiment (Territorial Force) and two years in the Te Puke Mounted Rifles (Volunteer Corps)
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unit6th (Hauraki) Company, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 17 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsCaterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Longueval, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs S Pemberton, Devonport Road, Tauranga
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Enlisted with rank of private and posted to 6th (Hauraki) Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, 14 August 1914. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Waimana', 16 October 1914.

Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 3 December 1914.

Proceeded overseas from Alexandria to the Dardanelles on board HMT 'Lutzow', 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, the Dardanelles, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left knee); evacuated to HMT 'Southland', 9 May 1915; disembarked and admitted to Royal Navy Hospital Imtarfa, Malta, 18 May 1915; transferred to St George's Hospital, Malta, 6 July 1915; transferred to Pembroke Convalescent Camp, Malta, 7 July 1915; embarked on board HMT 'Georgian' and proceeded overseas to Egypt, 31 August 1915.

Embarked on board HMT 'Ionian' and proceeded to the Dardanelles, 9 September 1915; disembarked and rejoined unit, the Dardanelles, 15 September 1915.

Proceeded overseas from Lemnos on board HMT 'Marsova' for Egypt, 25 December 1915; disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt, 26 December 1915.

Appointed Acting Corporal, Moascar Camp, 9 January 1916.

Promoted Corporal, Ismailia Camp, 6 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Ismailia Camp, 3 April 1916.

Embarked on board HMT 'Franconia' from Port Said, Egypt, and proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1916.

Killed in action, 17 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805