DINES, John Henry
(Service number 7/39)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 15 June 1894 Place of Birth Mount Cook, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 15 Aug 1914-31 Dec 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Fairlie
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George William Dines (father), Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body; NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles; 37th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 16 October 1914; 13 June 1918
Transport Tahiti or Athenic/ Manuka
Embarked From Lyttelton; Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Wounded in the chest at Hill 60, approx 26 August 1915; Evacuated to Military Hospital, Alexandra

Post-war Occupations


Date 1973 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Henry and his twin brother George William were the sons of George William & Elizabeth Ann Dines, of Fairlie.

B Talman also comments: "...also served in the Army during WW2, as Captain (Temporary) Company Commander 3rd Training Battalion Burnham in 1941...".


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (November 2014); Web submission by S Rainey, 23 April 2020; "GEORGE WILLIAM DINES – Fairlie War Memorial leads a grandson to claim a descendant’s WW1 medal for his grandfather" on Medals Reunited NZ at; SCRoll web submission by B Talman, 5 February 2023

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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG

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