(Service number 87678)
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|Date||31 July 1890||Place of Birth||Oamaru|
|Date||14 May 1918||Age||27 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||Volunteers - discharged|
|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Sarah HALKETT (wife), 112 Church Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7½ inches. Weight 161 lbs. Chest measurement 36-39 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair black. Sight - both eyes 6/9. Hearing - right eVaccinated. . . . . . . ar slight ..., left ear normal. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest ... Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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Edward Halkett was the son of Thomas and Catherine (née Fincher) Halkett, both born in Scotland. He married Sarah Drennan on 24 March 1915 at Ashburton. Their daughter, Greta Elizabeth, was born on 8 July 1917 at Timaru. Edward enlisted on 14 May 1918 at Timaru. he had been medically examined on 24 August 1916 at Timaru and declared medically unfit.
NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0049083) [09 August 2016]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 August 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (department of Internal Affairs) [01 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 3 December 1917, Otago Daily Times, 25 April 1918, Star, 17 January 1928, Press, 3 March 1928, 29 Aptil 1938 (Papers Past) [07 August 2016]
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