(Service number 21863)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||7 December 1895||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Date||3 May 1916||Age||19 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Pleasant Point|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd Regiment South Canterbury - still serving|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. MAZE (mother), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 5½ inches. Weight 131 lbs. Chest measurement 36-38½ inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest not well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||7th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||21 August 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||26 August 1919||Reason||On termination of period of engagement.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||11 January 1974||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 12 & 14 January 1974|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Allan MAZE was born on 7 December 1895, the youngest son of Michael and Sarah (née BROWN) MAZE, of Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.
Allan left Timaru by the express for Trentham on 3 May 1916, after being entertained in the Stafford Tea Rooms by the Timaru Ladies Patriotic committee, then falling in and being addressed at the Drill Shed.
In 1919 Allan married Beatrice CORNISH, from Romford in Essex, a nurse he met on a troopship and the couple went on to have a family together. Alan gave his only son the name Norman, named after his brother, Norman MAZE, who was killed in action in the last stages of the conflict on 29 September 1918 in France. Allan's oldest brother John MAZE enlisted but did not go abroad. His cousins, Francis Livingstone and John MAZE, both also served in World War I. Three of Allan's nephews served and died during World War II.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 October 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5922 0079726) [04 August 2016]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) ; Timaru Herald, 14 July 1917 (Papers Past) [14 May 2014]; Timaru Herald, 12 & 14 January 1974 (Timaru District Library) [17 November 2014]; SCRoll web submission from A Maze, 13 November 2018
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