McTAGUE, George Hugh
(Service number 21870)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 10 October 1880 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin F. McTAGUE (brother), Otipua, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 21 August 1916
Transport Mokoia 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 16ths

Military Awards

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

January 1918 in hospital - severe case; February 1918 reported progressing favourably. March 1918 transferred to the New Zealand convalescent hospital at Hornchurch.

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 April 1950 Age 69 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Hugh & Caroline McTAGUE, of Pareora. Brother Alford Adam McTAGUE also served in WWI. Returned home in January 1919. 


Cenotaph Database [02 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 23 January 1918, 11 February 1918, 4 March 1918, 23 January 1919 (Papers Past) [02 November 2013]; NZ BDM (DiA) [02 November 2013]

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