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John James Thomas Halkett



  • Title
  • Forenames
    John James Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Halkett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/4255 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 June 1886 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 65 Oxford Street, Timaru AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs J. Halkett (wife), 65 Oxford Street, Timaru AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/4255 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
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 December 1915 AWMM Gardener/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 Thomas Thomas Halkett was the son of Thomas and Catherine (née Fincher) Halkett. John married Hannah Tavener on 20 April1907 at Timaru. They had two children - John Thomas Hawden born on 22 September 1908 at Geraldine, and Gladys Catherine born on 9 November 1909 at Timaru. Biography provided by the Timaru Museum SCRoll project. AWMM
    • There was a second daughter Jean but do not have further DOB or date of Death nor second Christian name also born in Timaru (married name Dawson died in Greymouth) Public - Jacqueline Olive - Other relative - 18 March 2019 - Family knowledge
    • Jean Gwendolen was born in 1917 on 3rd June Public - Jackie - Direct descendant - 30 April 2019 - scroll
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About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1946 AWMM
    TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Timaru Cemetery General Section, Row 138, Plot 163 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
30 April 2019JackieLEESTONDirect descendant
18 March 2019Jacqueline OliveLeestonOther relative

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