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John Royston Lack

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  • Service number
    32021 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Royston AWMM
  • Surname
    Lack AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    32021 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Australia AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Lack (grandmother), Mackay Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    32021 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 15 Nov 1916-30 January 1917 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 68 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    13th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Lack was the son of Caroline Kumarick (formerly Lack), of Abraham St., Thames, New Zealand (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commissio). CWWGC incorrectly states that his mother was his wife.

      Next of kin, in Nominal Roll entry, incorrectly stated as his mother when she was actually his grandmother. AWMM
    • John Royston Lack was the son of William & Caroline (nee Heidenwag). He had 2 brothers and 1 sister. They were all born in Australia and moved to New Zealand in the very early 1900's. Public - Julie - Other relative - 24 January 2017 - Family papers (he is my dads uncle)
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    23 August 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Ypres, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
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  • Obituary

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24 January 2017JulieWhitianga, New ZealandOther relative