(Service number 48863)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||23 November 1888||Place of Birth||Smithfield, Rangitata|
|Date||2 March 1917||Age||29|
|Address at Enlistment||Orton, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W Rainey, (mother), Clandeboye, Temuka, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||25th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment C Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Western Europe 1918|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 April 1965||Age||77|
|Place of Death||Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Cemetary, New Zealand|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 37, RSA Section|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Born 23 November 1888 at Smithfield, Rangitata, George was the son of William and Agnes Rainey.
Family information indicates George initially returned to the family farm at Clandyboye following the war, but won a returned serviceman's ballot for land at Glenavy. He married Elizabeth Florence Allan on 8 December 1920 (NZBDM 1920/9691). He died 27 April 1965 (NZBDM 1965/38128) in Waimate. He is buried in the Waimate Cemetary (Plot 37. RSA Section)
A descendant (G Stewart) advised George was the surviving brother of William RAINEY (d.1918).
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (May 2014); Notes supplied by grandson G Stewart, 3 December 2014, including a note mentioning he appears on a casulty list on 4 Sept 1918 (Timaru Herald?); SCRoll web submission from S Rainey, 19 March 2015; NZBDM 1888/3806
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