Samuel Thomas SEDDON

Regimental number12/1005
Date of birth21 June 1892
Place of birthTauranga, Bay of Plenty
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKing's View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S L Seddon, King's View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Previous military serviceVolunteer City Guards, Invercargill (3 years).
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEpsom Camp, Auckland
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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 rankCaptain
Final unit2nd Battalion, The Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateCommenced return to New Zealand

Mentioned in Despatches

'For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period of my command. Lieut. General Sir W. R. Marshall, Commanding in Chief Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force. Despatch dated 7th February 1919.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 5 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He organised and led bombing parties with great courage and determination, thereby greatly assisting in holding the trench against determined enemy attacks. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 25 November 1916

Discharge date27 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, Mesopotamia, Persia

Attached to Dunsterforce 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death6 January 1983
Age at death90

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