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John Subritzky

Headstone of J. SUBRITZKY 12/ 2480 [Kaitaia] - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone of J. SUBRITZKY 12/ 2480 [Kaitaia] - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
    Mr Public - Adele - Direct descendant - 12 December 2016 - John Subritzky is my grandfather. Father of my mother Noeleen.
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Subritzky AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack Subritzky AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 12/2480 AWMM
    • WWII 801871 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Leah Nellie - Direct descendant - 4 December 2015 - Family History
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 January 1892 AWMM WaihopoNorthland AWMM
    Waihopo, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 February 1915 AWMM Waihopo, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    829 AWMM
    Civil Servant, Kaitaia Social Security Service. AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.H. Subritzky (father), Waihopo, Mangonui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentha, AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 9 February 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Kauri Gum Supervisor/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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Build, Unknown Period AWMM
      Medium build AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli. 12 Aug. 1915 - Shrapnel wound to left shoulder -Admitted to Hospital on Aquitania. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      23 March 1917 Mumps- admitted to 7th General Hospital at St. Omer AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      7 Jne 1917 - Gun shot wound - Left Ankle Admitted to 9th (Australian) Field Ambulance. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Returned to NZ from Torquay aboard the SS Remuera, arriving NZ 27 October 1919.

    Served in World War II in Home Services. Enlisting on 1 November 1939, his wife - May Freda Subritzky (nee Evans) was his next of kin. He served as a cadre Officer for the 15th North Auckland Regiment at Whangarei and Narrow Neck. He received the British War Medal and New Zealand War Service Medal. He was demobilised on 22 June 1943 and placed on the Reserve of Officers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    10 December 1950 AWMM
    New Zealand 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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  • In honour of my grandfather who served with the 5th Reinforcements in the battle of Chunuk Bair where he was badly wounded. Upon recovery he rejoined his unit France where he fought in the trenches and was wounded several more times. He rose through the ranks from which he gained in the field his commission as 2nd Lieutenant with the North Auckland Regiment. Of interest.... Early in 1918 he was in England convalescing in a rest home close to Oxford University. One of the Dons who knew him heard he was from a family of seafarers and invited him to join the prestigious Oxford Rowing team. In May of 1918 Oxford rowed against Cambridge and on that occasion "Jack" was the No 2 in the boat. Oxford University one the race. His medal is a family heirloom.
    Public - Adele - Other Relative - 9 May 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 April 2020Peter AucklandDirect descendant
23 June 2018StevenBrisbaneResearcher
12 December 2016Adele AUckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
04 December 2015Leah NellieAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
21 July 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher

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