(Service number 91063)

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Date 16 January 1884 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 21 May 1917 Age 33 years
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr Thomas LISTON (father), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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Date 14 December 1978 Age 94 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Liston was born on 16 January 1884 at Timaru, the eldest son of Thomas and Bridget (née O’Connell) Liston, and was baptised Rroman Catholic at Temuka on 24 January. Probably he spent time at Opihi School with his siblings.

He was farming on his own account at Pleasant Point when he enlisted on 21 May 1917 at Timaru. John Joseph Liston died on 14 December 1978 and was buried at Timaru with his sister Annie. His brother James served in World War One.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2021]; School records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [06 June 2021]; Timaru Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [06 June 2021]

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