(Service number 53655)
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|Date||11 March 1886||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||St Andrews|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Annie McVEY (mother), Albury, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||13 August 1961||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death||Hospital, Timaru; of Claremont|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 54, Plot 836|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John McVey was the eldest son of John McVey and his wife Annie née Morrison. He was educated at St Andrews School. In 1935 John married Florence Amelia Ward. Two brothers died in World War One - Daniel Morrison McVey in 1915 in Egypt and William Robert in 1917 in France; and brother Thomas George (also known as Harry) McVey served in World War One then died in 1941 in Italy, a casualty of World War Two.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [22 June 2017]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 June 2017]
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