McINNES, Lachlan
(Service number 58575)

Aliases MacINNES; Lachlin
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 9 January 1880 Place of Birth Sleat, Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 21 May 1917 Age 37 years 4 months
Address at Enlistment Elloughton Grange, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Angus McINNES (father), 4 Calligarry Ardvasar, Sleat, Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Also Donald GRANT (friend), Elloughton Grange, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 137 lbs. Chest measurement 34½-37 inches. Complexion fair. 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. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left). Good bodily & mental health. No slight defecs. No fits.

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 29th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Front
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 15 August 1919 Reason On termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 September 1962 Age 82 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 4 September 1962
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Lachlan McINNES was the son of Angus and Kate (née KELLY) McINNES of Sleat, Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Born on 9 January 1880 at Sleat, Lanchlan came to New Zealand in about 1908. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0073825) [14 June 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) 13 June 2016]; 1881, 1891, 1901 Scotland census returns ( [17 June 2016]; Timaru Herald, 4 September 1962 (Timaru District Library) [20 June 2016]

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