IVERACH, John Alexander Douglas
(Service number 43920)

Aliases Doug
First Rank Corporal Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 14 July 1895 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 65 Aikmans Rd, Christchurch
Occupation School teacher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James Iverach (father), Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 31st Reinforcements
Date 16 November 1917
Transport RMS Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards Military Cross

Award Circumstances and Date

He made repeated reconnaissance to the front under difficult conditions and heavy fire and brought back the information that was required. His behaviour has laways been conspicious for gallantry and devotion to duty and has set a fine example to his men. (London Gazette, 2 December 1918, p14290)

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 09/02/1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 08/03/1965 Age
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert embarked with C Company, 17th Reinforcements and was later posted to 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment. During his service he was promoted from private 31 May 1916 to Corporal on 25 August 1916, then Sergeant on 13 September 1916, but reverted to the rank of Temporary Corporal on posting to "2nd Cant Coy" on 27 November 1916, and finally being relieved and reverted to the ranks on 5 January 1917.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (24 November 2015); Timaru Herald

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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum

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