ROLLESTON, John Christopher
(Service number 7/391)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||4 December 1877||Place of Birth||Linwood, Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||Tiroa|
|Previous Military Experience||Geraldine Mounted Rifles - left district|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Elizabeth Mary ROLLESTON (mother), care of F. J. ROLLESTON, Solicitor, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||22 May 1956||Age||79 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Takapau Cemetery, Hawke's Bay|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Christopher Rolleston, born on 4 December 1877 at Linwood, Christchurch, was the 7th of nine children and the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Mary (née Brittan) Rolleston.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 July 2016]; Press, 17 August 1914, Evening Star, 18 August 1915, King Country Chronicle, 30 October 1915, 8 November 1916, Timaru Herald, 25 January 1917 (Papers Past) [09 & 14 July 2016]; Takapau Cemetery burial records & headstone image (Central Hawke's Bay District Council) [14 July 2016]
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