NOLAN, John James
(Service number 55276)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||18 August 1881||Place of Birth||Mataura|
|Address at Enlistment||Upper Hook, Makikihi|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Thomas Nolan (father), Makikihi, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||32nd Reinforcements, E Company|
|Date||21 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Liverpool, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Didn't serve in any campaigns due to illness|
|Service Medals||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|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||18 January 1919||Reason||No longer physically fit|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Hospitalised 16 January 1918 with rectal absess. Transferred to Hornchurch and returned to New Zealand on 8 November 1918
|Date||21 November 1961||Age||80|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temka cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General, Row 242, Plot 956|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Son of THomas and Mary Nolan nee Gibson (m 1881).
After the war John married Evelyn Lucy Keenan in 1921 and had four sons: Patrick, Maurice, Kevin and Raymond. The couple are buried together in Temuka.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online
No documents available.
Researched and Written by
Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum); Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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