(Service number 26/1036)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 29 July 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Parsonage Road, Waimate
Occupation Plumber
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status
Next of Kin M. EMMERSON (father), Parsonage Road, Waimate; later C/o P.O. St Andrews, Timaru. Afterwards Mrs E. EMMERSON (wife), Torquay, England
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Battalion, C Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Egyptian Expeditionary Force; Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 6 June 1918 Reason Being no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in Action.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Right arm amputated

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 August 1929 Age 32 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John EMMERSON, known as Jack, was the son of Malcolm and Martha Catherine (née Anderson) Emmerson. John Emmerson was accorded a military funeral when he died in 1929. Jack married Elizabeth Livingstone on 20 October 1917 in Edinburgh.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 August 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0037977) [09 August 2016]; Timaru Herald, 15 August 1929 (Timaru District Library) [09 August 2016]

External Links

Related Documents

Researched and Written by

Currently Assigned to


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB