McGARTLAND, Francis Albert
(Service number 67815)

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Date 6 December 1894 Place of Birth Claremont, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 19 September 1917 Age 22 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment Claremont, Timaru
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles - still serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Mary McGARTLAND (mother), Claremont, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 126 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-36½ inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Illnesses - "Stomach Troubles" - 8 years ago. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. This mad has sustained a fracture of his left clavicle on 2 occasions. He complains of some weakness & pain on movements of the left shoulder.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date 9 August 1957 Age 63 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 10 August 1957
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 60, Plot 1586
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Albert McGARTLAND was the third and youngest son of Irish born John and Mary (née SULLIVAN) McGARTLAND, of Claremont, Timaru. He had previously been rejected as unfi for the Military Forces, on account of a weak shoulder. On 28 January 1918 Francis was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. Two older brothers were called up for service - Joseph Patrick and John Thomas.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0073825) [17 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 14 February 1917, 4 July 1917, 18 June 1918 (Papers Past) [16 June 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 10 August 1957 (Timaru District Library) [20 June 2016]

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