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John Thomson Macky

Remuera Primary School World War One Gates, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050. Image provided by John Halpin 2012,  CC BY John Halpin 2012

Remuera Primary School World War One Gates, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050. Image provided …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Thomson AWMM
  • Surname
    Macky AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 52738 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 January 1890 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Gilles Avenue, Epsom AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Macky (father), Gilles Avenue, Epsom AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1920 AWMM Married/InterWar AWMM
    Olive Jessie nee Gruar AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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
    21 February 1946 AWMMDied from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
    Heart Failure AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Macky was educated at the Auckland University College and the Theological Hall, Dunedin, during the First World War he attested for service in England in July 1918, with the YMCA, where he was based in London. In 1920 he married Olive Jessie nee Gruar on the 10 August 1920 at St. Andrew's Church Hamilton. They had four children, a son John Gruar Mackey, and three daughters Isabel, Margery and Janet.

    His first charge was at Lansdowne, Masterton and then from there he went to Dannevirke and in 1933 he was called to Knox Church, Lower Hutt. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1946 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Crematorium & Cemetery, Wellington AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050 AWMM

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