(Service number 63023)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||4 September 1894||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||11 Thomas Street,, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs H. McNICHOLL (mother), 11 Thomas Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||30th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company|
|Date||13 October 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Otago Infantry Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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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