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Full length studio portrait of a bridal group of three men and three women. All of the men are in military uniform. The man seated at the centre of the image is thought to be Private Percy Edward Westrupp (serial no. 6/387). 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. The bride is therefore believed to be Ivy Hodgens.

The man standing on the left of the image is thought to Private Philip John Westrupp (serial no. 6/386). Westrupp was born on 23 April 1893 in Nelson, New Zealand. On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as Samuel Westrupp (father), Haven Road, Nelson, New Zealand. Westrupp worked as a sailor for Ricketts Bros, Nelson before enlisting for service during World War One. He enlisted from 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. Westrupp also served with the 12th Nelson Company. He served for four years and two hundred and thirty nine days in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Westrupp was wounded at Gallipoli but survived the war and was discharged on 13 April 1919.

The third man in military uniform and the two other women are unidentified at this time.
Photographic Reference number
98124
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Westrupp. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 98124

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