DAY, John
(Service number 57490)

Aliases Jack. Enlisted as Jack DAY.
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Date 18 March 1890 Place of Birth Kerrytown

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Grey's Hills, Fairlie
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary DAY (mother), Kerrytown, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 29yh Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 21 July 1919 Reason Termination of his period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19/05/1958 Age 68 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 60, Plot 1596
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John DAY, known as Jack was the son of Robert William and Mary (née LUSEY) DAY. His brother, Robert Joseph DAY, and his cousins, John Arthur SULLIVAN and Victor Joseph SULLIVAN, also served in WWI. Jack first appealed his call-up, saying that he was the only son left to support his mother. He believed that Robert would be back from the front in 1917. Their father had died in 1899 at Tekapo.


Cenotaph Database [03 December 2015]; Timaru Herald, 29 May 1918 (Papers Past) 01 December 2015]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 December 2015]; NZ BDM historical records indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [17 January 2015]

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