GRESSON, Kenneth Mcfarlane
(Service number 6/956)

First Rank Captain; Major Last Rank


Date 18 July 1891 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 12 August 1914, 4 March 1916 Age
Address at Enlistment 20 Jackson Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch
Occupation Law Clerk for Izard Longman, Christchurch
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs S.T. Gordon, Union Bank, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic; Willochra or Tofua 
Embarked From Wellington; Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt; Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egypt 1914-15-16, Balkans 1915
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 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (March 2015); Military personnel file via Archives New Zealand (March 2015)

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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG

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