REAL, John Michael
(Service number 5/107B)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Driver|
|Date||abt 1894||Place of Birth||New Zealand|
|Address at Enlistment||Club Hotel, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John Real (father), Tuapeka West, Otago New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Army Service Corps|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||1 September 1915||Age||21|
|Place of Death||Egypt to Gallipoli|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||M 66|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Tuapeka West School War Memorial|
John Real was the son of John and Mary Real,of Tuapeka West NZ.
Serial Number is recorded as 7/107 in nominal rolls, as 5/107B in Archives New Zealand and CWGC.
"5/107b- Driver JOHN MICAEL REAL, Gunshot wound in the shoulder and haemorrhage, at Heliopolis (Mr John Real, Tuapeka West, Otago, father)" - Otago Daily Times, 7 September 1915.
"REAL - In loving memory of Trooper John Michael Rel who died from wounds while in action at Gallipoli on August 31, 1915, on beloved son of John and Mary Real, Tuapeka West; aged 21 years R.I.P. - Inserted by his loving parents and sisters" - ODT 31 August 1917.
Cenotaph database (Ocober 2014); BDM Historical Records (bdmhistoricalrecords,dai.govt.nz); Otago Daily Times, 31 Aug 1917 p4 and 7 September 1915 p6.
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