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Mark Atkinson Wearmouth (recorded as Bainbridge in 1901 Census)
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New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
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Place Enlisted:
Waipukurau, New Zealand on 19 April 1915
Home Address:
1901 under the name of Bainbridge: West Shipley, South Bedburn, Auckland, Durham; Enlistment residence: Wanstead, New Zealand; Last known residence: Tokorahi, Oamaru, New Zealand
Civilian Employment:
Farm Labourer on the farm of John Porter, Wanstead, New Zealand
Cause of Death:
Suppuration/faecal fistula/ laparotomy/hydatid disease
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Place of Death:
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Otago, New Zealand, New Zealand
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See notes
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Son of Mary née Wearmouth and stepson of Henry Bainbridge. Half brother of John Henry (1881), William Lambert (1885), Thomas (1889), Margaret Ann (1892), Joseph Augustus (1895), Sidney (1897) and Reginald (1899) Bainbridge. All born in Newbiggin.




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The passenger are lists inconclusive but Mark was in New Zealand by at least 1907 - his death certificate (1936) says in NZ 29 years. There is a Mark Wearmouth working at Ngapara as a labourer in 1906 (Oamaru electoral roll No. 5216), which may or may not be the same person.


Total service 3 year 275 days including 3 years 130 days overseas
1. 19 April 1915: Enlisted Waipukurau: Attested Trentham Military Camp 20 April 1915. Posted to Wellington Infantry Regiment
2. 14 August 1915: Embarked for Suez on HMNZT Willochra (HMNZT 27). .
3. 30 September 1915: Joined unit Mudros.
4. 30 December 1915: Disembarked Alexandria, Embarked for France 6 April 1916.
5. 5 August 1916 Armentieres: Gunshot wound left thigh
6. 7 May1917: Rejoined unit from Hornchurch.
7. 26 September 1917: Returned to duty from sanitary fatigue.
8. 19 November 1917: To 5th Reserve Battalion NZ Infantry Brigade
9. 8 November 1918: Repatriated on SS Tofua from Plymouth. Officially discharged 18 January 1919. Conduct rated Very Good. “No longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action.”

Discipline record
1. 31 December 1916 Hornchurch: Missing from tattoo roll call – 4 days’ CB.

Medical record
1. 16 June 1915 Trentham: Admitted to hospital – influenza. Discharged 25 June.
2. 5 August 1916: Wounded – gunshot wound left thigh. To No, 13 Stationery Hospital then to No. 2 Australian CCS (Iona).
3. 10 August 1916: Invalided to UK on HS Cambrai and admitted to Chelsea Hospital. Transferred to Grey Towers 16 August and to Hornchurch 22 November. Treated with massage and mechano-therapy until 3 March 1917: Improved but still limited flexion of the foot.
4. Admitted to Brockenhurst until 27 March 1917. Scar excised 7 March. Remained there until 4 May, being treated with massage and irrigation and mechano-therapy. “Can now do route marching and physical drill. Recommend B1.”
5. 14 June 1918 Sling Camp: Medical Board – disabled as result of gunshot wound left thigh. Recommendation of Board – Permanently unfit for field service, fit for home service. Fitness rated C2.


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