(Service number 24416)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Sergeant


Date 30 October 1892 Place of Birth Geraldine, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 21 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
Occupation Telegraphist
Previous Military Experience Geraldine Volunteers - disbanded when territorial system introduced.
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. M. SUTHERLAND (father), Geraldine
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 8th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 23 September 1916
Transport Pakeha
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Civil servant


Date 9 April 1968 Age 75 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 127, Plot 10
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Manson Sutherland, born on 30 October 1892 at Geraldine, was the son of John Manson and Mary (née Coombs) Sutherland, of Geraldine. John was initially rejected as unfit for military service when he was stopped by P & T Department from Main Body. Two brothers, Andrew Sutherland and Mark Sutherland, also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [03 January 2017]

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