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John Joseph Spillane



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Spillane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/3066 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1886 AWMM TemukaSouth Canterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 King Street, Temuka (27 may 1915); 34 Cashel Street, Christchurch (3 Oct 1916; 17 Feb 1917); Awapuni Camp (re-examination Feb 1917) AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mary Spillane (mother), C/o Spillane Bros Motor Garage, Temuka. Thos Spillane (brother), 34 Cashel Street, Christchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/3066 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Joseph Spillane was the son of Michael and Mary (née Irwin) Spillane. John Spillane was baptised on 29 May 1881 at the Temuka Catholic Church. When he was medically examined in July 1915 at Wellington, he was rejected as unfit for the Military Forces on account of varicose veins. he would not be fit for "general service" until he was operated upon. In October 1916 John stated that his mother was absolutely dependent on him. On 24 August 1917 at awapuni Military Camp Private John Joseph Spillane pleaded guilty to two charges - deserting His Majesty's Service; losing by neglect his equipment and Regimental necessities. He was subsequently sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour for six months, and stoppages of pay £4/19/9. Biography provided by the Timaru Museum SCRoll project. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1927 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Temuka Cemetery General Section, Row 211, Plot 48 AWMM
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