John Albert PYM

Regimental number10/3985
Date of birth1 November 1891
Place of birthWellington
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Pym, 8 Pitarua Street, Wellington
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height: '2.5" short')
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 3 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTrois Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 2), Steenwerke, Nord, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Fanny Elizabeth Pym, 8 Pitarua Street, Wellington
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 4 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 10 April 1916.

Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force in France, 13 April 1916.

Joined Bn, in the field, 18 May 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Wounded in action, 2 August 1916.

Died of wounds, 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (head, fractured cranium), 14 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 26, p. 10
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 20803518

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