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John Thomas Taylor

  • Service number
    • 2413 AWMM
    • 7109 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), E Squadron AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
Portraits of South African War service personnel. St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co.p. 59. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Taylor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2413 AWMM
    • 7109 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Protestant, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • Pre WW1 Butcher AWMM
    • Pre WW1 Butcher AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 27 Mar 1900 Irishtown, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 25 Feb 1902 Irishtown, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mary Ann Taylor, Irishtown, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Harry Taylor (father), Irishtown, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 2413 AWMM
    • 7109 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Karangahake Rifles AWMM
    • New Zealand Rhodesian Field Force Artillery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 clasps) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • Pre WW1 27 March 1900 AWMM
      Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre WW1 25 February 1902 AWMM
      Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • Pre WW1 22 AWMM
    • Pre WW1 24 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • Pre WW1 Vessel was Maori AWMM
      Private AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
    • Pre WW1 Vessel was Devon AWMM
      Corporal AWMM
      North Island Regiment, E Squadron AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 6 pounds AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Pre WW1 26 August 1902 AWMM
    Completion of service AWMM
    Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 9th Contingent, North Island Regiment (2nd Regiment), E Squadron AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    Movements: Venetersdoorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Movements: Ventersdorp

    Movements: Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks.

    Attested twice and assigned different service numbers. 5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent were re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902

    The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and was loaned to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North c2011. AWMM
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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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