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John Findlay

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Portrait, full length, seated - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, full length, seated - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Findlay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jock Findlay AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/309 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 September 1879 AWMM GlasgowScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM Astley Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Findlay (wife), New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/309 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Territorial Service AWMM
    • Natal Militia AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Bricklayer/Civilian 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 11 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gun shot wound to arm - admitted Egyptian Army Hospital, Cairo. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gun shot wound to back and left hand - II General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, France, transferred to 2NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Died Congestive heart failure AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1960 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block L; Section 6; Plot 66 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    New Lynn RSA, 2 Veronica Street, New Lynn 0600 AWMM

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  • Have only got to know my grandfather in the last few years. would have like to have known him growing up, only found out about him just before he died.
    Public - Alison Ruth - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
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  • I have a number of photographs from Egypt and Gallipoli and some small documents that I have reason to believe belonged to John Findlay 12/309. These were among the belongings of my grandfather Dudley Baker 2/394 also at Gallipoli. I do not know what the connection was. Paul Wylie [email protected]
    Public - Paul Wylie - Researcher - 29 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 229 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 May 2018AlisonNZOther relative
25 April 2017Alison Ruth Glenfield, Auckland Direct descendant
29 March 2015Paul WylieAuckland New ZealandResearcher

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