HAAR, Johann Didrick
(Service number 6/4050)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary HAAR (mother), Winchester
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 August 1957 Age 62 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 225, Plot 519
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Conrad & Mary Ann Elizabeth grave  (nee COUGHLAN) HAAR, of Winchester. Brother Conrad James HAAR died of disease, 1918, UK; brother George Frederic also served in WWI. Services plaque on grave site. In July 1920 at the largest gathering ever seen in the Victoria Hall, Winchester, Johann was one of the district soldiers who were welcomed home and presented with medals and thanked for what they had done for their country. .


Cenotaph Database [09 October 2013]; TDC headstone images Temuka Cemetery [October 2013]; Timaru herald, 19 July 1920 (Papers Past) [13 July 1920]

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