(Service number 9/1779)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||25 August 1883||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Balfour|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Dugald BLUE (father), Balfour, Gore|
|Served with||NZ Armed forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||6 July 1978||Age||94 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Sailbury Park Crematorium, Timaru|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Blue was the son of Dougald and Mary (née Houston) Blue. He was educated at Totara Valley and Hazelburn schools. Between 1905 and 1911 the family moved to Balfour. John had left for the front before his father's death in September 1916. His brother Archibald also served in World War I.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 January 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG]
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