(Service number 7/1568)

First Rank Lieutenant Last Rank Lieutenant


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ashwick, Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W.F Hamilton (mother), Ashwick Station, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 9 August 1916 Age
Place of Death Egypt
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorial Reference A 42
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Fairlie War Memorial

Biographical Notes

"Lieut Cyril Blakeney, NZ (now reported killed in action on August 9th) had been, ever since leaving college, in the NZ Forces. He left NZ with his regiment about a year ago, and had had almost constant service in txhe field. He had only left hospital where he had been recovering from sunstroke, a few days before he fell. For several years he had managed Ashwick, his step-father's station in NZ. He was 26 years old, and was engaged to be married to Leila, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Cave-Orme, of Louth." Newcastle Journal September 5th. (Chronicles of the NZEF September 19 1916 p57)


Cenotaph Sep 2013

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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