REILLY, John Declan
(Service number 57641)

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Date 25 December 1897 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Patrick REILLY (father), Makikihi
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 34th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 8 February 1918
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
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Date 6 August 1968 Age 71 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 93, Plot 20
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Declan REILLY was the son of Patrick and Josephine (nee SULLIVAN) REILLY. His brother Patrick Joseph REILLY also served in WWI. John was educated at the Marist Brothers School in Timaru, at Makikihi School and at the Waimate District High School.


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