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John Campbell McLennan

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Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 466 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 466 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • John Campbell AWMM
    • John Campbell Public - Sandra - Researcher - 12 August 2017 - Cemetery Records
  • Surname
    • McLennan AWMM
    • McLennan Public - Sandra - Researcher - 12 August 2017 - Cemetery Records
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/324 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 January 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaipuNorthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D.C. McLennan (father), Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/324 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 6 September 1914 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Bushman Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Age on enlistment
    21 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Military Personnel File

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW1 POW - Pzamatia, Constantinople, New Zealand High Commission, (1917).
    3 August 1916 AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 1" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      162 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
      Wounded in action, 20 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, hand); returned to duty same day.
      Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 40th Field Ambulance; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 22 August 1915; discharged to duty, 12 September 1915.
      Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 12 September 1915 (enteritis); transferred to Convalescent Camp, 5 October 1915; returned to duty, 6 October 1915.
      Returned to Egypt, 30 October 1915; attached to strength of Mustapha Base, Alexandria, 3 November 1915.
      Left for Canal Zone, 23 January 1916.
      Reported Missing, 3 August 1916, believed to be Prisoner of War.
      Officially reported a Prisoner of War, interned at Noussaybia, 1 March 1918.
      Circumstances of capture entered on file: 'Lt. Allsop was sent out to Abu Ramel Aug. 3rd i/c of a patrol of which Tpr McLennan was a member. It was arranged that in the event of anything going wrong, he was to fall back on Had El Enna, where there [were]Light Horse outposts. Telephone communication was maintained with the Patrol till about 2200 that night. Firing began about 2300 & went on all night. Another patrol was sent out but could not get in touch with Lt. Allsop. his patrol did not return. On Aug 5th the ground was searched. Traces of 2 enemy columns could be seen. At Aghratina a board was found on which was written: "Lieut Allsop A.M.R. a gentleman, now a P. of W. has eaten in our battery." Pris. of War in the hands of the Turks.'
      Repatriated from Tueky, and arrived Alexandria, 11 December 1918, and admitted to 87th General Hospital (malaria); transferred to Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, 29 December 1918; discharged to NZ Base, 12 February 1919.
      Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HMNZT 'Kaikoura', 6 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 14 March 1919 (malaria); discharged to duty, 19 March 1919; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service: malaria), 11 November 1919.
      War service: 5 years 90 days (of which 4 years 186 days were abroad) AWMM
    • He was the son of Donald Campbell & Margaret ‘Peggy’ McLennan (nee McGregor), from Waipu. They had nine children and their two youngest sons enlisted with the NZEF – John Campbell (13/324) and John McGregor (33585).
      In 1930, he married Margaret Winifred MORGAN. They did not have children. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 July 1964 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
    3 July 1964 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Waipu Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    71 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Waipu Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Auckland Public - Sandra - Researcher - 30 November 2018 - Waipu Museum
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waipu Cemetery Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Waipu Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    RSA Section, Row 1, Plot 2 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 6 June 2018 - Waipu Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand High Commission (Great Britain). (1917). A short sketch of the work of the New Zealand Prisoners of War Department in London and of other undertakings connected with the war. London, England: High Commissioner for New Zealand. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 466 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • The kai-courier. Magazine of returning forces on board H.M.T. No. 230, 'Kaikoura'. Departing Suez on 6 March 1919. AWMM

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30 November 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
06 June 2018SandraNorthland, New ZealandResearcher
12 August 2017SandraWaipuResearcher

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