(Service number 52643)
|Aliases||Born John Oldfield|
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
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|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs F. R. OLDFIELD (mother), Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||27th Reinforcements, G Company|
|Date||16 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Gunshot wound to left thigh
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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.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 November 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 November 2016]
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