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John William Harkin

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Harkin, J.W. - Harris, A.L. (photo J Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Harkin, J.W. - Harris, A.L. (photo …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Harkin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1233 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 20 December 1914 AWMM Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs A.F. Harkin (wife), Kenrick Street, Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/1233 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 December 1914 AWMM 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Became ill while on service at Gallipoli. Admitted to Hospital Ship at Anzac Cove on 6 June 1915. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo on 12 June, 1915. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John William Harkin enlisted at Trentham Camp on 20 December 1914.

    He served briefly as a Gunner in the Howitzer Battery of the New Zealand Field Artillery at Egypt and Gallipoli.

    During service at Gallipoli he became ill and was admitted to the hospital ship at Anzac Cove. He was moved to the 1st Australian General Hospital in Cairo in 12 June 1915 and after a short time at the convalescent camp he was invalided back to New Zealand as permanently unfit.

    He was discharged on 25 September 1915 on medical grounds.

    He died on 6 October 1917 at Te Aroha, leaving a wife, Alice Fanny Harkin, and ten children (two of these born following his return to New Zealand). AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 October 1917 AWMM
    Te ArohaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Aroha Cemetery, Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, New Zealand AWMM Section 27 Block 1 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Te Aroha First World War Memorial, Kenrick Street, Te Aroha. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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