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John Findlay

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Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Findlay. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 122062

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John Findlay. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Findlay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • N/N AWMM
    • WWI 7/598 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 March 1869 AWMM TaieriOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Moore Street, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Jeannie Allan (sister), Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Mrs Mary Findlay (wife), Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 20 January 1900 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Severely wounded at Gallipoli AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served as Lieutenant with 2nd Contingent NZ Mounted Rifles in South Africa.

    Later promoted to Captain and then Major with 6th Contingent.

    Commanding Officer of Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 5 August 1914.

    Temporary Commander of NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade.

    Promoted Colonel and made Commander of 1 & 3 NZ Mounted Rifle Brigades post-WWI.

    Honorary ADC (Aide-de-camp) to NZ Governor-General, 1925. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    20 September 1946 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    AshburtonCanterbury 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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Sources

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