(Service number 2/286)

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Date 21 January 1893 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 51 Waldergrave Street, Palmerston North
Occupation Blacksmith
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Peter BILLINGS, Geraldine, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 16 October 1914
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Field Artillery

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 June 1963 Age 70 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Billings was the son of Peter and Elizabeth (née Coombs) Billings.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2017]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [18 March 2017], Ashburton Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [18 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2017]

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