(Service number 2/2517)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Gunner


Date 31 December 1887 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 25 August 1915 Age 27
Address at Enlistment 48 Hamilton St, Temuka
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J Proudlock (father), 48 Hamilton St, Temuka
Religion Anglican
Medical Information 5ft 8in, 158lbs, florid complexion, dark brown eyes, brown hair

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in NZ Field Artillery
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Eighth Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 12th Battery, Third Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian, Western Front
Service Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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


Date 6 June 1919 Reason Discharged on termination of period of engagement

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 3 June 1961 Age 73
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Proudlock was born at Temuka on 31 December 1887 to John Grant Proudlock and his wife Ellen (nee Taylor), the eldest son of nine children. As a young man he participated in miniature rifle shooting with modest success.

George (service no. 2/2517) enlisted on 25 August 1915, aged 27, as a gunner with the NZ Field Artillery, Anglican. He was a self-employed farm hand, recorded as standing 5ft 8in tall, weighing 158lbs, of florid complexion, with dark brown eyes, and brown hair. His younger brother Alexander had already put up his age to enlist in December 1914. George also claimed previous military experience with the Temuka Volunteers. His next of kin was his father, J. Proudlock of Hamilton St, Temuka, the same address as George. He embarked for Egypt with the 8th Reinforcements at Wellington on 13 November 1915, disembarking at Suez on 20 December. George was admitted to the NZ Field Hospital in Cairo on 11 January 1916 suffering from phimosis. He was treated and discharged on 10 February, rejoining his unit at Zeitoun on 6 March, then embarking for France on 7 April 1916. George fought at the Western Front for the rest of the war, with a stint at the South African field hospital in June 1917 for an unnamed injury, and then back to England on leave the following month. He took his final discharge on 6 June 1919 having served 3 years 178 days overseas.

After the war George married Isobel Atkinson in 1926 and bought a farm at Templeton. He died in Christchurch in 1961.


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records, Archives NZ; NZ BMD Online at; Assorted articles courtesy of Papers Past at; Assorted records at

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