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Full length studio portrait of a man in military uniform thought to be Private Percy Edward Westrupp (serial no. 6/387), and a bride thought to be Ivy Hodgens. Percy Edward Westrupp was born on 16 April 1889 in Nelson, New Zealand. On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as George Westrupp (father), 38 Haven Road, Nelson, New Zealand. Westrupp worked as a seaman before enlisting for service during World War One. He enlisted from 38 Haven Road, Nelson, New Zealand and joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. Westrupp embarked on 24 September 1914 from Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand for Wellington, New Zealand. From Wellington he joined the Main Body and embarked on 16 October 1914 for Egypt. He served for one year and three hundred and seventeen days in Egypt and Gallipoli. Westrupp was discharged on 30 June 1916 due to a bullet wound to his hand. On returning to New Zealand he married Ivy Hodgens on 21 April 1919. Westrupp died on 14 May 1952.
Photographic Reference number
98122
Credit Line
Westrupp. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 98122

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