McKELVEY, John George
(Service number 29930)

Aliases McKelvy
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 12 April 1895 Place of Birth Addington, Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date 28 June 1916 Age 20
Address at Enlistment C/- Post Office Gore
Occupation Carpenter (for Henderson & Co, Gore)
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Amelia Leonard (Mother), Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship J Company, 18th Reinforcements
Date 11 November 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1917
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 April 1917 Age 21
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference N.Z. Apse Panel 2
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Mrs Amelia Leonard (formerly MeKelvy) of Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand and John McKelvey. Brother of Georgina (b.1891), Gladys (b.1894), and Amelia (b.1889).


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Nov 2013); War Census CD (Nov 2013); CWGC (Nov 2013); NZ War Graves (Nov 2013); NZ BDM !896/3959; Archways (May 2014)

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