(Service number 63023)

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Date 4 September 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 11 Thomas Street,, Timaru
Occupation Carrier
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. McNICHOLL (mother), 11 Thomas Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 30th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

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Date 12 July 1963 Age 68 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 52, Plot 381
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George McNicholl was born on 4 September 1894 at Timaru, the second son of George and Harriett (née Tavener) McNicholl. He was educated at Waimataitai School. Carrier, single, and of Church of England affiliation, he was residing at home and named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs H. McNicholl, 11 Thomas Street, Timaru.

Private G. McNicholl embarked on the “Corinthic”, with the Otago Infantry Regiment of the 30th Reinforcements, on 13 October 1917. He married Iris Hyde who predeceased him by more than twelve years, George dying on 12 July 1963. They are buried in the Timaru Cemetery. His older brother, William John McNicholl, enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 March 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 March 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [14 March 2021]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [14 March 2021]

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