(Service number 8/1824)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hamilton Sawmill, Tuatapere, New Zealand
Occupation Sawmill Hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin W Regan (father), Orari Bridge, Geraldine, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Date 17 April 1915
Embarked From Wellington New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

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

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 March 1916 Age 27
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France
Memorial Reference IV J. 32
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial  not on Tuatapere War Memorial

Biographical Notes

John Regan was the son of J Regan of Orari Bridge, Geraldine, New Zealand. Husband of Alice Regan of 3 Cross Row, Hackhill, Dundee, Scotland. Had a daughter Alice. 1915 admitted to hospital in Dundee.? married then.


Cenotaph data base Auckland;  and Digitised Military Personal File at Archives NZ

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