MacRAE, John
(Service number 40831)

First Rank Private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 20 August 1884 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 15 November 1916 Age 32
Address at Enlistment Mesopotamia, Mt Somers
Occupation Station manager
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs K MacRae, (mother) Kayle of Lochalch, Ross-shire, Scotland
Religion Presbyterian
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 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
Date 1 February 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Europe 1917-18
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 10 August 1918 Age
Place of Death Le Cateau, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France
Memorial Reference I. B. 37
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial (as McRae)

Biographical Notes


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (May 2014)

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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG

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