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John Norman Rishworth

Photograph of Major J N Rishworth published in the Free Lance, 2 July 1919. National Library of New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions

Photograph of Major J N Rishworth published in the Free Lance, 2 July 1919. National Library of New …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Rishworth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/4014 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 December 1876 AWMM BlenheimMarlborough AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ethel Eunice Rishworth (wife), 27 Street George's Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1903 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM
    Ethel Eunice Rishworth (nee Watkin) AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Nov 1915 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Dental surgeon/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Appointed the executive officer of the New Zealand Dental Corps in November 1915 Served as the Assistant Director of Dental Services (1916), appointed officer of the Hospital Ship Maheno (1917) and seconded to the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup Face and Jaw Hospital. He was appointed the deptuty director of dental services. Returned to New Zealand via the United States of America to collection information regarding dental treatment of school children. Appointed Director of Dental Services February 1930 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1946 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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