(Service number 34713)

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Date 5 May 1887 Place of Birth Palmerston South

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Albury Coal Mine
Occupation Miner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss M. KYDD (friend), care of McDonald, Rocklands, Fairlie
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

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 20th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 7 December 1916
Transport Port Lyttelton
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *1955 Age 67 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Colin McKIillop was born on 5 May 1887 at Palmerston, Otago, the son of James and Ellen McKillop. He was baptized on 5 November 1887 at St Mary's Anglican Church, Palmerston. He was educated at the Palmerston School. In 1916 he married Mary Jane Preece Kydd, the friend who was his next-of-kin.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [13 January 2019]; School Admission record (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [14 January 2019]

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