ELLERY, Vernon Albert
(Service number 74383)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 September 1897 Place of Birth Geraldine, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 3 April 1918 Age 20
Address at Enlistment Belfield, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Occupation Farm Hand
Previous Military Experience 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs. B Ellery (Mother), Belfield, via Orari, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Medical Information Fit for service

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 39th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal (issued prior to death)
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 15 September 1921 Age 24
Place of Death Geraldine, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Cause Meningitis
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery, New Zealand
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of Silas and Beatrice Ellery of Belfield, Timaru, New Zealand.


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 3948 874737 6050 45153) [11/11/2013];

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