(Service number 10189)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 29 November 1894 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 16 December 1915 Age 20 years 11 months
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single. Married 1919
Next of Kin David SIBBALD (father), Hardhill Farm, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland; Miss Ross (friend, no relation), 61 Bank Street, Timaru; Mrs K. SIBBALD (wife), 38 Lutton Place, Edinburgh
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 6 feet. Weight 168 lbs. Chest measurement 37-40 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Sight & hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth fairly good. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

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 11th Rreinforcements, K Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date 21 October 1919 Reason On the termination of period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 November 1952 Age 57 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Sibbald was born on 29 November 1894 at Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, the son of David and Betsy (née Marshall) Sibbald, of Linlithgowshire, Scotland. John married Ann Catherine (Kate) Aitken on 22 April 1919 at Liberton, Edinburgh. He was survived by Kate, three sons (Ian Douglas Hart, David Aitken and George Grey) and one daughter (Betsy Ann). At the time of enlisting he was employed by the timaru Borough Council.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0104485) [19 May 2017]; Press, 13 February 1917, Timaru Herald, 29& 22 April 1918, 30 May 1918, 20 June 1918, 28 August 1919 (Papers Past) [11 January 2017]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [12 November 2017]

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