(Service number 74396)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||19 December 1889||Place of Birth||Rangitata|
|Address at Enlistment||Rangitata, South Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Alice McNAB (sister), Post-office, Rangitata|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||28 September 1978||Age||88 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 275, Plot 1007|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Rodger McNab, the second son of Daniel and Johanna (née McCarthy) McNab (both born in Ireland), was born on 19 December 1889 at Rangitata. He and his siblings were educated at Rangitata Station School. His father died in June 1917. Three brothers were called up in 1917 – Daniel who had undergone a serious operation and was in Geraldine Hospital, his case being adjourned sine die; Hugh was allowed a little more time before departing for camp, where he succumbed to influenza at Featherston in November 1918; and Edward who was farewelled and did get to camp. Rodger was given time to finish the shearing season. He was farming at Rangitata when he enlisted, naming his youngest sister, Alice McNab, as next-of-kin. R. McNab was in quite a large draft of men who went into camp at the beginning of March 1918 as South Canterbury’s quota for the 39th Reinforcements. Before leaving the men were given a brief farewell at the Drill Shed. Rodger married Elsie Edith Hammond on 19 November 1919 at the Methodist Church.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 August 2020]; School Admission record [04 August 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 2 March 1918, 26 November 1918, 22 November 1919, 26 January 1923 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016; 05 August 2020]
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