GOW , John Murray
(Service number 6/1543)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||28 December 1887||Place of Birth||Glasgow|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of Mrs BELL, 26 High Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Occupation||Engineer (Shaw Savill & Co, Timaru)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||George GOW (brother), Harbour Road, Wigtown, Scotland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
11 Oct 1915 reported dangerously ill with enteric.
|Date||15 July 1915||Age|
|Place of Death||Mudros|
|Cause||Died of disease - enteric|
|Memorial or Cemetery||East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece|
|Memorial Reference||II. A. 12.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Chalmers Church Memorial|
Brother George GOW, of Wigtown, Scotland, was next of kin for John. Both parents were deceased when John Murray GOW enlisted in 1915. John was well known in Timaru. his medals were to be sent in 1922 to Mr George GOW at 21 Hayfield St, Glasgow, later of Auchantoshen Distillery, Dalmuir, near Glasgow.
Cenotaph Database [15 September 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0046366) [30 March 2014]; CWGC [15 September 2013]; Timaru Herald, 9 October 1915, Otago Daily Times, 19 July 1915 & 11 October 1915 (PapersPast) [5 November 2013, 15 September 2013]
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