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OLDFIELD, Jack
(Service number 52643)

Aliases Born John Oldfield
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farm manager
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs F. R. OLDFIELD (mother), Temuka
Religion
Medical Information

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 27th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic 
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Gunshot wound to left thigh

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date Age
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Memorial or Cemetery
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New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Jack Oldfield was the son of Frederick Richard Oldfield and his wife Frances Mary née Hawke. Jack attended several schools - Temuka, Seadown, Waimataitai, and back to Temuka. His brother Eldred also served in World War One. In January 1930, less than a month after marrying, Jack murdered his wife. He was then thwarted by his brother Eldred in an attempted suicide. He was believed to be worrying innecessarily about his financial position.

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 November 2016]

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