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John Readhead

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Readhead AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Reidhead AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs R.E. Readhead (wife), Domain Lodge, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/1721 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 Curator/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Readhead was the son of the late John and Sophia Readhead; husband of Rosa E. Readhead, of 68 Longfellow St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Havelock, Victoria, Australia. Also served as a Trooper in Egypt.

    Named John Reidhead on the No 3 Field Ambulance Memorial plaque in St Paul's, Auckland.

    Killed in action at Foureaux Wood AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1916 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France 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

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, St Paul's Church, No 3 Field Ambulance, 25 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 36 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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